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How the Right Has Rewritten the Gospels | Issues in Theology Class

Winter Series

How the Right Has Rewritten the Gospels |

Issues in Theology Class


9:45 a.m.

Greene Room

The Issues in Theology class will resume its discussion of Tony Keddie’s book, Republican Jesus: How the Right Has Rewritten the Gospels. Keddie, a professor of Christian History at the University of British Columbia, wrote this book in response to what he feels is a political misuse of Biblical interpretation and history. The class will pick up with Chapter 4 and will continue through the remaining consecutive chapters until finishing on March 17. Note that while this is a provocative book to read, a summary of salient points from a subject chapter is provided each Sunday morning, so one does not have to read the chapter in order to participate in the class discussion.

The Issues in Theology Class meets from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. in the Greene room. More information about the class is available from Tina Sizemore ( and Rod Hunter (

Grappling with Jesus's Teachings | A Sojourners Class

Winter Series

Grappling with Jesus’s Teachings |

A Sojourners Class

Brotherhood Room


9:45 a.m.

The stories of Jesus’ teachings that we find in the Gospels can present challenges in understanding and interpretation. In this class, we will grapple with these challenging stories with help from the thought-provoking essays of Debie Thomas in her recently-published book, Into the Mess and Other Jesus Stories: Reflections on the Life of Christ. The “Wonders” section of this book, on the miracles of Jesus, provided the source for lively class discussions this past fall. In February and March, we will discuss stories from the “Teachings” section of the book: the beatitudes, the ten bridesmaids, the good Samaritan, and more. Join us for enriching dialogues that promise to offer fresh perspectives on Jesus’ teachings.

The Sojourners class meets from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. in the Brotherhood room. Information about this class is available from Ed Carwile ( and Robert Catterall (