First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo

212 South Park Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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Academy Class: Light of the World

December 1-22, 9:30 - 10:30 am

Light of the World: A Beginner's Guide to Advent (Parlor). In this DVD-based series, biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine takes a deep dive into the history of the birth of Christ by exploring the biblical texts surrounding the birth of Jesus: the stories of Zechariah and Elizabeth, Mary, the journey to Bethlehem, and the visit from the Magi. These stories open conversations around connections of the New Testament stories to the Old Testament, the role of women in first-century Jewish culture, the importance of Mary’s visitation and the revolutionary implications of Mary’s Magnificat, the census and the stable, and the star of Bethlehem and the flight to Egypt.


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