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Don't Be A Goat For the session to be discussed on November 26, 2017 Matthew 25:31-46 This very familiar passage, where Jesus describes separating the "sheep from the goats" also offers quite clear language about the importance of how we treat the poor, the sick, and...read more
Prophetic Plundering For the session to be discussed on November 19, 2017 Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18 Zephaniah brings harsh words for the people, reminding them that God's justice will be done. What do we learn about the communal nature of God's judgment? Where in this dark...read more
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...read more
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 the poor,...read more
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...read more
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 forms when some of...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Is God Really With Us? For the session to be discussed on October 1, 2017 Exodus 17:1-7 In this passage, the Hebrews are wondering - Is God really here with us? Can we really trust that God will provide? And we have all asked those questions at one point or...read more
Whine and Dine For the session to be discussed on September 24, 2017 Exodus 16:2-15 We discuss the Hebrews' journey toward the promised land, reflecting on the complaining and fear the people shared around food — in spite of the fact that God provided. How does our...read more
Greed that Overwhelms For the session to be discussed on September 17, 2017 Exodus 14:19–31 As the Hebrews cross the Red Sea leaving Israel to journey toward the Promised Land, they leave a known, but horrible life of slavery and move toward an unknown life of...read more
Meaning Making For the session to be discussed on September 10, 2017 Exodus 12:1-14 In this look at the first Passover observance, we are reminded of the power of traditions and rituals to communicate and even create meaning. We are joined this episode by two guests,...read more