Far too often, the Christmas story is haunted by the lingering effects of our Sunday School, two-dimensional, “Flannel Graph” understanding of the story. We have sanitized and domesticated the story, stripping it of its politically-charged, scandalous, and awe-inspiring power. We have removed the cultural and socioeconomic dimensions, to safeguard the status quo. And we have disenchanted the story to appease our skeptical, modern minds.
In this message, Pastor T. C. invites us to journey beyond a “Flannel Graph Christmas,” with various artistic mediums as aides (e.g. visual art, music, and poetry) to refocus our imaginations, to help us peer into the mystery, and uncover its contemporary relevance.