A 21st Century Christmas

A 21st Century Christmas

Is Christmas time just about mistletoe and wine?

Christmas Time screenshotIn this Christmas video from Rael James Mason and UCCF we explore what Christmas is really all about. 

Using rhyme and thoughtful prose, Rael helps us think about our 21st Century perception of Jesus. In a society that may not be able to get past seeing Jesus in a manger, Rael highlights how that could be a real danger.

He highlights many of the tropes and trappings of a ‘traditional Christmas’ season.  Through words and animation some of the difficulties, like harsh bosses, break-ups and the death of loved are also brought to mind.

We are asked what we think of when we hear ‘the real Christmas’ (if we go back before the tinsel, reindeer, santa and snow). He asks if it’s doubt, laughter, curiosity or a hint of anger at the pomposity that is claiming that this baby is God…

We are challenged at the idea of allowing Jesus to be boxed up like a present under the tree - instead shown that Jesus is the one we can hope in, as well as the one who knows our pain.

From the manger to the cross in this warm animation, we land on the final questions of - Whether this is all true? What if it’s open to you? And what if it lasts for ever, even when Christmas Time is through?

In this Christmas video from Rael James Mason and UCCF we explore what Christmas is really all about. 

Using rhyme and thoughtful prose, Rael helps us think about our 21st Century perception of Jesus. In a society that may not be able to get past seeing Jesus in a manger, Rael highlights how that could be a real danger.

He highlights many of the tropes and trappings of a ‘traditional Christmas’ season.  Through words and animation some of the difficulties, like harsh bosses, break-ups and the death of loved are also brought to mind.

We are asked what we think of when we hear ‘the real Christmas’ (if we go back before the tinsel, reindeer, santa and snow). He asks if it’s doubt, laughter, curiosity or a hint of anger at the pomposity that is claiming that this baby is God…

We are challenged at the idea of allowing Jesus to be boxed up like a present under the tree - instead shown that Jesus is the one we can hope in, as well as the one who knows our pain.

From the manger to the cross in this warm animation, we land on the final questions of - Whether this is all true? What if it’s open to you? And what if it lasts for ever, even when Christmas Time is through?

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