Pub Theology 12/17/19 — Nativity Scenes and the Holy Family in Cages

Apr 22, 2022
Pub Theology


Welcome to First Baptist Church of Okemos, a welcoming and vibrant community of individuals with diverse faith backgrounds. We invite you to join us for our upcoming Pub Theology event on December 17, 2019, as we delve into the significance of Nativity scenes and explore the theme of the Holy Family in cages.

Understanding Nativity Scenes

Nativity scenes, or creches, are symbolic representations of the birth of Jesus Christ. Depicting the Holy Family, the scene typically includes the baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, angels, shepherds, and the three wise men. These displays serve as a visual reminder of the humble beginnings of Jesus and the value of family.

At our Pub Theology event, we will dive deeper into the historical and cultural significance of Nativity scenes. Our knowledgeable speakers will explore how these scenes have evolved over time and their relevance in contemporary society.

The Holy Family in Cages: Exploring a Modern Interpretation

In recent times, individuals have reimagined the traditional Nativity scene by incorporating a thought-provoking element - the Holy Family portrayed inside cages or detention centers. This contemporary reinterpretation juxtaposes the biblical story with the current issue of migrants, refugees, and families seeking asylum being detained and separated.

During Pub Theology, we will engage in an open and compassionate discussion about this modern interpretation. We will examine various perspectives surrounding the topic, exploring questions of social justice, compassion, and the responsibility of communities of faith to take action in support of marginalized groups.

Join the Pub Theology Event

First Baptist Church of Okemos warmly invites individuals from all backgrounds to join us for this inclusive and insightful Pub Theology event. Whether you are a longtime member of our congregation, a curious newcomer, or someone exploring matters of faith and beliefs, we encourage your participation.

By attending Pub Theology, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of Nativity scenes and their symbolic importance
  • Engage in thought-provoking discussions about the Holy Family in cages
  • Explore the intersection of faith, social justice, and compassion
  • Connect with a diverse community of individuals who value open dialogue
  • Reflect on your personal beliefs and values in relation to modern issues

Discover First Baptist Church of Okemos

First Baptist Church of Okemos is dedicated to fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment for individuals seeking spiritual growth. Our community welcomes people from all walks of life and celebrates diversity.

In addition to our Pub Theology events, we offer various programs and services for individuals of all ages. From worship services to community outreach projects, we strive to make a positive impact within the Okemos community and beyond.

If you are searching for a faith-centered community that values open discussions and embraces different perspectives, we invite you to join us at First Baptist Church of Okemos.


At First Baptist Church of Okemos, Pub Theology is an opportunity to explore deep questions, challenge beliefs, and foster understanding. Join us on December 17, 2019, as we delve into the significance of Nativity scenes and contemplate the Holy Family in cages within our modern world.

Embark on a thought-provoking journey of faith and beliefs, engaging with others who are equally passionate about social justice, compassion, and the role of communities in making a difference.

Mathieu Preau
Thought-provoking topic! 🤔🌟
Oct 4, 2023
Jigisha Parmar
I'm curious to hear different perspectives on the portrayal of the Holy Family in today's world.
Jun 29, 2023
Tr Smith
It's important to consider the relevance and impact of traditional symbols like the Nativity scene in today's society.
Mar 31, 2023
I admire the inclusive approach of First Baptist Church in welcoming individuals with diverse faith backgrounds.
Feb 14, 2023
Jason Humphrey
I'm intrigued by the theme of the Holy Family in cages and the potential parallels with the current migration crisis.
Jan 13, 2023
John Min
This sounds like a great opportunity to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas.
Jan 8, 2023
William Davis
I'm looking forward to attending this event and engaging in meaningful discussions about the significance of Nativity scenes.
Nov 8, 2022
Marc Susskind
I appreciate the chance to explore the intersection of spirituality and social issues at Pub Theology events.
Aug 28, 2022
Brady Elena
I'm interested in exploring how the message of the Nativity scene connects with issues of justice and compassion.
Aug 16, 2022
Luke Lafrance
I like the idea of discussing Nativity scenes in the context of contemporary social challenges.
Jul 29, 2022
Corinne Rubin
Nativity scenes are a powerful reminder of the humble beginnings of the Christmas story.
Jun 10, 2022