The birth narrative of Jesus is not a happy one. It is a sober one , an unwed young girl child engaged to an older man , pregnant with a child she didn’t want who was not her husband’s child. a young child is in threat of being killed by a crazed king who thought Jesus was going take his throne. a family that had to flee their home to protect said child and go into safety in another country. Nothing about this is joyful and celebratory . The only silver lining is because he escaped to Egypt he survived.
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Princess O’Nika Auguste is from the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. She has a BA in English Literature from Grambling State University, a Masters of Divinity concentrating in New Testament from Gammon Theological Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center, and is attending Claremont School of Theology obtaining a Masters of Arts in Biblical Languages and Biblical Studies. She hopes to obtain a PhD. in New Testament and Early Christianity. She also has taken graduate classes in education and considers herself a feminist-womanist. She is a poet, a writer, a theologian and a scholar. Some of her writings can be read on the feminist site Christian Feminism. While studying at the Interdenominational Theological Center Princess gained an interest in Biblical Studies with consideration of ethics and the treatment of women in the Biblical text. She is also a pop and cultural critic fascinated with Beyonce, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Solange Knowles and tries to incorporate popular culture in her work. Princess has interest in the early church fathers and their influence on sexuality, sex and marriage. View all posts by Princess