The Gospel as Subversive Literature

Services at 9:00 and 10:30 AM. Second Sunday in Advent. In our time, it’s astonishing how the Gospels, the stories of Jesus of Nazareth, have been misappropriated.  It’s been used to defend the exclusion of immigrants, mistreatment of LGBTQ people, American hegemony in the world, and most recently, the sexual abuse of young women. But the main current of the gospels runs counter to all of these. On this Human Rights Sunday, let’s consider how this is so.