It’s that time of the year again! We thought we’d have a week off interviewing, and so we’ve arranged a little Christmas reflection for you. Nicola Slee is a feminist practice theologian and poet who is currently director of research at The Queen’s Foundation of Ecumenical Theological Education in Birmingham. In this podcast, Nicola reflects the implications of Jesus being born a girl. Now there’s something for you to ponder over your mince pies and mulled wine!

Image provided by Nicola Slee. Used with permission.

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  1. Benji Minn Dec 30, 2016

    Your podcast have become polluted by PC, Progressive bull-shit.

    I am a Christian and your slide into the Progressive ideology over the past year or so is shameful.
    Go learn where Progressive’s get their ideology. It has nothing to do with Christianity – in fact, it is, in its purest form, a religion without God.
    Also, I founded a Christian charity over 20 years ago to help orphans in Asia. Now we have Christians calling for more migrants to the UK. Notice how they want the kudos for this while the state pays for it i.e. the taxes of many people who do not want more muslim migrants in the UK. It’s a cheap way for Christians to gain ‘Heavenly ‘Brownie-points’. Go do the HARD work by serving the poor abroad if you want the credit. I did!

    • Thanks for your comments. Great to hear from you.

      Bless you in your work in Asia. I can’t think of anything closer to God’s heart than working with orphans.

      Hope you had a peaceful Christmas.


  2. Jacqui Jan 10, 2017

    I found this reflection very thought provoking. In comments against women’s ordination and leadership positions in the church, I have had people say to me, “But Jesus came as a man. If he had meant women to be priests (leaders), why didn’t he come as a woman?” My reply has usually been, “well the gospels would have been very short because he would have been married off at 13 and having his first child around the age of 14. And no one would have listened to him anyway”. Not a lot of time for, or acceptance of preaching and miracles when you are “tied to the kitchen sink” and people think you are inferior.

    • Absolutely. And it was women that Jesus first appeared to after the resurrection, and who he sent to tell the disciples. So they were the first ‘sent ones’, i.e. Apostles. And the early Church clearly picked up on this, by appointing women deacons (Phoebe) and apostles (Junia). Jesus started a revolution in gender roles!

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