Rev. Dr. Stacey Cox
"How Christmas Changed Herod's Story"
Christmas isn't the 'most wonderful time of the year' for everyone. Many experience, what Sinclair Ferguson calls, "Pre-Christmas Stress Syndrome." PCSS' causes are fairly obvious: financial pressures, burdens placed on us by others expectations, etc. Yet, there's another syndrome related to Christmas: "Post-Christmas Stress Syndrome." One figure in the Christmas narrative experienced it in a major way: King Herod of Jerusalem, the one really dark character in the story. But he wasn't the last to suffer from it. Sunday we consider how Christmas evoked the worst in this man, and many today. Join us!