This Simple Living OneEarth Podcast is a co-production of Simple Living Works! and The Common Good Podcast (OneEarth Jubilee).
Much of what we assume about the birth of Jesus has to be unlearned if we are to get at how that birth posed a threat to empires and superpowers everywhere. Will O’Brien speaks to the politics and economic alternatives to empire that were announced in the birth stories of Jesus.
He’s able to take apart ideas presented to us by our culture, and find, instead, the nuggets of truth that subvert the cultural understanding. He continually shapes a discipleship in the way of Jesus that is daring in how it seeks justice in politics and economics. That’s what we’ll hear in this episode.
Also, learn about the Alternative Seminary he hosts in Philadelphia and what he means by the politics of Christmas.
RELATED …. A really good read for this month is Lee’s book “The Liberating Birth of Jesus: A Birth Story Able to Reverse the Earth’s Perils.” It clearly shows how the birth stories of the gospels can make a big difference in reversing what’s happening on our planet and to all of life. Read more here and Hear more here. Order a copy directly from Jubilee or from various suppliers on the internet. The first five orders Jubilee receives from listeners will be free. Just ask.
This episode is also available at Simple Living Works!