Journeying With a Prophet (United Church of Canada)


During the Lenten season the gospel readings from Luke emphasize Jesus’ prophetic challenge to the authorities, from Caesar to Herod to Pilate. This webinar will pay particular attention to the “bookends” of Lent (1st and 6th Sundays), which provide the key to a proper understanding of the “politics of Jesus.”

Jesus’ temptations in the wilderness, the traditional opening text of Lent, can be seen as a kind of “vision quest”—and invites believers into a radical assessment of the deep historic “wrong turns” we’ve taken as a people. Sundays 2-5 then each present a different aspect of Jesus’ character as a prophet who speaks truth to power. A careful consideration of the so-called “Triumphal Entry” text for Palm Sunday reveals it as a narrative description of the carefully choreographed street theatre of messianic resistance. The webinar will conclude by exploring how Christians today can take their witness into the public square.

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