Spend Less. Give More.

On Tap this Week (12.08.10) at Theology on Tap - Spend Less.  Give More. 

GCF's Theology meets for an informal discussion about theology, culture, and missional living every Wednesday night at 9pm (after the Wednesday night service at Grace Christian Fellowship).  Join the discussion here.Advent Conspiracy logo

The story of Christ's birth is a story of promise, hope, and a revolutionary love.  Passages like Isaiah 9:6-7; Luke 2:14; and Titus 2:11-14 capture the joyful essence and life-giving significance of our Lord's incarnation.

So, what happened? What was once a time to celebrate the birth of a savior has somehow turned into a season of stress, traffic jams, and shopping lists.  And when it's all over, many of us are left with presents to return, looming debt that will take months to pay off, and this empty feeling of missed purpose. Is this what we really want out of Christmas?

What if Christmas became a world-changing event again? [AC] Advent Conspiracy strives to this end -  www.adventconspiracy.org.  Check them out!

Here are our discussion questions for this Wednesday:
1.) Share a memory of a great Christmas in your past.  What is made it a good one?
2.) Consider Luke 2:8-20.  In what ways does the worship of the shepherds differ from our celebration of Christmas? What are some specific ways in which our contemporary celebration of Christmas moves us away from the worship the shepherds experienced? What can we do to recapture that sense of wonder and gratitude?

Also, here are two great videos Posted by [AC] Advent Conspiracy:

Looking for some ideas to spend less and give more this Christmas season?  Check out www.rethinkingchristmas.com.