Joseph: Advent for a Marginalized Man

Speaker(s): Iwan Russell-Jones
Date: 2011
Length: 18 min
Product ID: RGDL4101BG

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"Joseph may be the marginalized man, but through his recognition of the Savior, through his obedience to the Lord who comes in weakness and humility, Joseph is brought from the margins to the very centre of God's purposes for the world. That was Joseph's story, and that can be our story." In this chapel message from Matthew 1.18-25, Iwan Russell-Jones reflects on Joseph's place in the Advent story. What might we have to learn from this man who found himself co-opted and adopted into God's plan to provide a Savior?

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Dr. Iwan Russell-Jones is Eugene and Jan Peterson Associate Professor of Theology and the Arts, and the Head of the Christianity and the Arts Program at Regent College. He has over 25 years of experience as a producer and director for the BBC, in both television and radio, and is a founding co-editor of the Ship of Fools website. For four years, he taught at Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, where he set up a new department to explore the interaction between faith, media, and contemporary culture.

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