This Sunday our guest preacher is Elder Scott Eschbach. His sermon is titled "Return to the Future" and the Bible readings are Exodus 3:7-15 (The Hebrew Bible by Robert Alter version) and 2 Peter 3:8 (NRSV). The hymns are "Our God, Our Help in Ages Past" (GTG No. 687), "Amazing Grace" (GTG No. 649), and "Let Us Build a House" (GTG No. 301). Sara Vickers will be liturgist and Erin McKibben and Natasha Kislenko will be leading in music.
This Sunday we will continue the series, “GOD & IMPERIAL POWER: Jesus & Economic Injustice” with the third Q & A segment covering the last two lectures by Dr. Crossan and Professor Rieger, entitled “The Death of Jesus: Non-Violent and Violent Resistance to Injustice” and “Christ and the Colonial Fantasy: Modern Civilization and Its Discontents.” They answer questions about how we can address the problems of injustice and inequality that result from the power of Empire.
In this series, John Dominic Crossan and Joerg Rieger expand our awareness of the historic collusion between Christianity and the empires of the west, from Jesus’ non-violent program of resistance to Roman Imperialism under Augustus, to the imperialistic “partnerships” of the 21st Century. Individually, these two scholars are powerhouses. Together, they are explosive.