The First Christmas

Dec 25, 2017

Monday, we're talking about the story of Jesus Christ's birth. What happened on that first Christmas day, and how have we celebrated it for two thousand years? 

Let's face it, 2000 years ago there was no such thing as Black Friday, inflatable lawn snow globes or even a Santa Claus. Whatever Christmas traditions - good or bad - have developed, the celebration is very different from its origins. Monday, Doug talks to the scholar John Dominic Crossan about what happened on the first Christmas and about what the stories of Jesus Christ's birth actually mean. (Rebroadcast)

  • John Dominic Crossan and Marcus Borg: The First Christmas: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus's Birth [Indiebound|Amazon]