Committing Faith in Public Podcast with the Rev. Chris Moore

The nativity scene at Fellowship Congregational Church in Tulsa, Okla. Pastor Chris Moore said the holy family is sitting behind a chain-link fence because he wanted to start a conversation about immigration policies in the United States.

A trip to the Southern Border. A nativity display on the church lawn. A chain-link fence. An act of contrition that is misunderstood. A signboard message connecting the words “Jesus” and “Migrant.” How it all became a national story during Advent and Christmas 2018. The Rev. Chris Moore, pastor of Fellowship Congregational Church in Tulsa (United Church of Christ) tells about the church’s public liturgical art display and responses to it.