Lenten Soup & Study will take place at Mercer School of Theology beginning on Wednesday, February 25th. We have invited Dr. Deirdre Good, New Testament Professor at General Theological Seminary, to be our presenter. A soup supper will be offered at 7:00pm and the study will run on the following Wednesday’s, February 25th, March 4th, March 11th and March 18th from 7:30 pm-8:30 pm and will close with Compline. Please make this a part of your Lenten discipline. Please RSVP on Tuesday’s for the weeks you plan to attend to Shirley White at 746-2955 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Journey with Jesus in the Gospel Narrative
Focusing on the human events of Jesus' life: narrative (journey including Genesis, Exodus and Jerusalem); discipleship (following Jesus; understanding, perception and misperception; human identity (Son of Man, family, suffering); and the reign/power of God (parables, miracles, exorcisms, baptism, resurrection and ascension), we will journey with Jesus towards Jerusalem.
Dr. Deirdre Good is Professor of New Testament at The General Theological Seminary in NYC specializing in the Synoptic Gospels, Christian Origins, non-canonical writings and biblical languages (Greek and Coptic). While she is an American citizen, she grew up in Kenya where her parents were missionaries. She has written books on Matthew's portrait of Jesus (Jesus the Meek King, 1999), on Mary traditions in Judaism, Christianity and Islam (Mariam, the Magdalen and the Mother, 2005), on households and family in the time of Jesus (Jesus' Family Values, 2006) and most recently, Reading the New Testament, A Fortress Introduction with Bruce Chilton (2010). She also blogs for Episcopal Cafe.