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Every year Americans spend billions of dollars on material items at Christmas. Is this the way to celebrate the birth of Jesus, who gave up his riches to save the world? In this 4-session DVD, pastors Rick McKinley, Chris Seay, and Greg Holder talk about how to be counter-cultural in a consumer driven world.
They show you how to recapture the beauty of Jesus and restore the "scandal of Christmas" by substituting compassion for consumption. Each session is approximately 15 minutes. Total Running Time: 55 minutes. Session Titles:
- Worship Fully - Because Christmas begins and ends with Jesus!
- Spend Less - And free your resources for things that truly matter.
- Give More - Of your presence: your hands, your words, your time, your heart.
- Love All - The poor, the forgotten, the marginalized, the sick, in ways that make a difference.
Note: The book (SKU: 324522) includes a Small Group DVD Discussion Guide in the back along with book chapters that can be read along with each session. The discussion questions can be answered directly from the DVD without reading the book, but the group will need at least one copy of the book.
Publication Date: 2009
Advent Conspiracy: Can Christmas Still Change the World?Rick McKinley, Chris SeayZondervan / 2009 / Trade Paperback$8.29 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 7 Reviews
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Chris Seay is the pastor of Ecclesia, a progressive Christian community in Houston, Texas, recognized for exploring spiritual questions of culture and breaking new ground in art, music, and film. Chris is the author of The Gospel According to Tony Soprano and The Gospel Reloaded. He lives in Houston with his wife, Lisa, and their four children.
Greg Holder is lead pastor of The Crossing, a fast-growing church in the St. Louis area known for calling those from an unlikely mix of spiritual backgrounds to consider the way of Jesus. Greg is also a contributing writer for The Voice, a new translation of scripture. He lives in Wildwood, Missouri with his wife, Robin and their two girls.