The Christmas Story in the Gospels

Currently I’m posting videos of the series I’m presenting here at Good Shepherd on “The Christmas Story in the Gospels.”  Here they are, along with links to the notes.

Session 1, November 17 and 19:
Background on how to understand the Bible. the New Testament, and the Gospels.

Notes for Session 1

Infancy of Jesus in the Gospels (parallel texts)

Part 1, before break.

Part 2, after break.

Session 2, December 1 and 3:
Particular characteristics of Matthew and Luke; walking through the two Gospel accounts.

Notes for Sessions 2 and 3

Part 1, before break.

Part 2, after break.

Session 3, December 15 and 17:

The Genealogies of Jesus in Matthew and Luke; Apocryphal Infancy “Gospels”; How St. Nicholas became Santa Claus

Part 1, before break ; Ancestors of Jesus and Apocryphal “Infancy Gospels”

Part 2, after break: How St. Nicholas became Santa Claus

 

Be sure to visit St. Nicholas Center: Discovering the Truth about Santa Claus

 

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Author: tomwelbers

I have been a Catholic priest for nearly fifty years, most of that time serving in parish and college campus ministry. I also have professional degrees in theology and liturgy, as well as institutional management, and continue avidly to explore pastoral theology, Scripture, liturgy, ecumenical and interfaith relations, and spiritual direction. I have a passion for sharing insight into our Christian heritage through teaching, writing, and leading pilgrimages, especially to Early Christian World sites in Turkey. Now actively retired from parish ministry, I live at Nazareth House in Los Angeles.

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