9.46 Empty Ritual

9.46 Empty Ritual

Empty Ritual For the session to be discussed on November 12, 2017 Amos 5:18-24 The prophet Amos brings a strong message to the people of his day to let their actions and treatment of others — especially the poor — fit their worship. We discuss the connection between...
9.45 The Justice Imperative

9.45 The Justice Imperative

The Justice Imperative For the session to be discussed on November 5, 2017 Micah 3:1-12 The prophet Micah offered a starkly different message than many of the “official” prophets of his day. Facing a culture that held a wide chasm between the wealthy and...
9.44 Choose Holiness

9.44 Choose Holiness

Choose Holiness For the session to be discussed on October 29, 2017 Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18 We dive deep into a discussion around holiness. Could it be that many of our traditional, moralistic understandings of holiness are not really that close to the Hebrew notion...
9.43 Image Bearing

9.43 Image Bearing

Image Bearing For the session to be discussed on October 22, 2017 Matthew 22:15-22 “Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and unto God what is Gods” is a famous part of scripture, but it can be difficult to fully interpret. We discuss the dilemma that...
9.42 Let Go and Let God

9.42 Let Go and Let God

Let Go and Let God For the session to be discussed on October 15, 2017 Matthew 22:1-14 In this parable shared by Jesus, a king throws a wedding banquet, but those invited to the event find reasons to decline. So the king invites those usually not selected and welcomes...
9.41 Caretaker Failure

9.41 Caretaker Failure

Caretaker Failure For the session to be discussed on October 8, 2017 Matthew 21:33-46 For this session we discuss the parable of the wicked tenants. Jesus tells this parable in response to the Pharisees and religious leaders questions after he turns over the tables in...

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