About the Event
The movie “The Nativity Story” captures the political intrigue, danger and heart-rending events that the biblical texts, archeology and historical records tell us was the truth of the epic circumstances around Jesus’ birth. This Advent reflection retreat will draw upon this movie to delve into what Christians believe to be the truth of God’s incarnation and entry into creation. The group will meet for 4 Thursdays via Zoom. Walt Sears, a long-time Catholic catechist and Bible study instructor is our facilitator.
“The Nativity” is available to view for free through Kanopy if your local library subscribes to this video streaming service. Check https://www.kanopy.com/en/signup/find/publiclibrary
The movie is also available through a variety of streaming services for a nominal fee:
About the Presenter(s)Walt Sears
Walt Sears is a Roman Catholic lay ecclesial minister and catechist, experienced in adult education, faith formation and biblical exegesis and exposition. He has over fifteen years teaching Catholic Bible study and has an MA in theology/religious philosophy from the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology (GTU). Walt has taught courses on Theology of the Incarnation; Theodicy, The Question of Evil and the Nature of God; The Passion Narratives of John; Jews: God’s Chosen People; The Final Words of Christ from the Cross; and People of God: Hebrews, Israelites and Jews. A former columnist for Oakland’s The Catholic Voice, he is also a West Point graduate and former military officer. Walt has an MBA from UCLA and is currently serving as a hospital-based chaplain in central Ohio. He is married, is the father of two adult children and the blessed grandfather of two amazing grandchildren.