The Facts and the Legends of the Birth of Jesus

Jesus of Nazareth has been the dominant figure in Western Civilization for more than 2000 years. It’s a fact we sometimes forget in our liberal religious tradition. Many of you do not consider yourselves Christian. It is not a term you would use to describe your personal religious view. Some of you grew up in the Jewish faith. But the UU’s are grounded in hundreds of years of Jewish and Christian teachings. Another look at an old story.

Phil Sweet is a long-time friend of UUFDC, and a marvelous and insightful storyteller. He served as minister of Hope Church in Sturgeon Bay and two rural churches in western Minnesota.