(November 29, 2021) The countdown to Christmas has begun and, for many Christians, so has the annual debate about the true meaning of the holiday. The legacy of Indian Residential Schools coupled with weaponization of the words of Christ by the evangelical right wing leaves Christianity in a crisis. The words of its founder, born in Bethlehem two centuries ago, are used are more often used nowadays to justify the very ideals He preached against . Our guest today, The Reverend Michael Coren, is a columnist, broadcaster, and ordained cleric in the Anglican Church of Canada. His 18th book The Rebel Christ has just been released. In the book, Michael Coren makes the argument for Christ as a rebel, a radical, and a revolutionary. We talk to him today about the rebel Jesus, and how the Christian world has strayed.
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Review: The Rebel Christ: Scriptural support for a radical Jesus by Kathleen Adamson, November 26. 2021