Jesus’ birth is a favorite story for many Christians, but unfortunately after the Wise Men leave, Matthew and Luke don’t have too much more for readers. Luke moves from the birth narrative to Jesus in the temple at 12 years old without skipping a beat, while Matthew introduces readers to John the Baptist. What all could have happened to the Holy Family in between? Many early writers had the same question, and their solution was to write their own narratives, from Jesus bringing to life clay birds, to helping his father Joseph complete a carpentry project by stretching a beam of wood. What prompted these apocrypha writers to create these stories
and why did the early church leaders not include them in the Bible? Join us for Food for Thought next Sunday, Dec. 11, at 12:15pm as Professor Charles Lynn Batten, Professor Emeritus at UCLA, guides us through these canonical and non-canonical stories of Jesus’ birth and early life. Lunch will be available for $10.
Date(s) - Sunday, December 11th, 2016
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm