From Ron Glusenkamp:
The Child is born in each of us each day in the simple gestures of love that take place among his people. Let us truly live Childlike lives this Christmas season and always.
Today we look at the beginning of John’s gospel (which I happened to do for #onlinecarols2013 the other day):
We look at the expectations that people had as to what the Messiah would look like – expecting a huge powerful leader, but:
For the rest of us, the image of her bearing the Christ-child is a metaphor for the spiritual reality of our new birth – not an external miracle, but an inner transformation.
Faith and heaven are not external, out of reach, but with us – including amongst ourselves and how we might impact the lives of others…
Dr Bex Lewis is passionate about helping people engage with the digital world in a positive way, where she has more than 20 years’ experience. She is Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University and Visiting Research Fellow at St John’s College, Durham University, with a particular interest in digital culture, persuasion and attitudinal change, especially how this affects the third sector, including faith organisations, and, after her breast cancer diagnosis in 2017, has started to research social media and cancer. Trained as a mass communications historian, she has written the original history of the poster Keep Calm and Carry On: The Truth Behind the Poster (Imperial War Museum, 2017), drawing upon her PhD research. She is Director of social media consultancy Digital Fingerprint, and author of Raising Children in a Digital Age: Enjoying the Best, Avoiding the Worst (Lion Hudson, 2014; second edition in process) as well as a number of book chapters, and regularly judges digital awards. She has a strong media presence, with her expertise featured in a wide range of publications and programmes, including national, international and specialist TV, radio and press, and can be found all over social media, typically as @drbexl.