30 December 2012 by thaliakr
This was one of the big surprises of the Christmas season last year. Co-Leader of the Green Party, Russel Norman, outlines the good news of Jesus Christ – with well-developed incarnation theology and everything.
In a speech in Parliament. Prefaced by his identification as an atheist. It’s extraordinary.
Here’s an extract (but you really must watch the video – it’s seeing and hearing Parliament in action that makes it so striking):
The story of the incarnation of God in a baby born in a stable is remarkable even to me, an atheist, because it is a story about the distant God of heavens coming down to live amongst us on earth. It is a story about that God decreeing that tyranny on earth and utopia in the afterlife is not acceptable, and that freedom and equality must characterise life here on earth as well as the afterlife in heaven. It is the story about the birth of new hope.