Unfamiliar with Advent Conspiracy?
First, Advent... what’s that? Well, simply put, Advent is a four-week season when we remember the coming of Christ in the past (celebrated on Christmas day), and that He’s also literally coming soon to the Earth again, in the future. So, what’s all the conspiracy about? Sounds rebellious, doesn’t it?
Advent Conspiracy is conspiratorial in the sense that the angels, the Magi, the shepherds, Mary and Joseph were living out a different story, where meaning and value were completely re-imagined. Christ described it later in many other short stories as the Kingdom of Heaven. Rather than finding security or value in our possessions (as in our current culture), Jesus expressed his power through sacrifice, revealing a new kingdom, with a competing story. And He lived it out in an utterly different way:
Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being.
You know the generous grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty he could make you rich.
2 Corinthians 8:9