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First Light Adult Class
April 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A NEW WEDNESDAY NIGHT ADULT STUDY begins on April 5 at 7 p.m. in the Oak Room, led by Pastor Ernie. From the makers of Living the Questions comes a video series featuring John Dominic Crossan and Marcus Borg titled First Light: Jesus and the Kingdom of God. First Light is a 12-session DVD study of the historical Jesus and the Kingdom of God with two of the world’s leading Jesus scholars on location throughout the Galilee and Jerusalem. This course will address questions such as: Why did Jesus happen when he happened? Why the confluence of the Baptism movement of John and the Kingdom movement of Jesus? Why the tiny villages around the Lake? Why the confrontations in Jerusalem? Why then? Why there? Why were the titles of Caesar Augustus — Divine, Son of God, God from God, Lord, Redeemer, Liberator, and Savior of the World — taken from a Roman emperor on the Palatine hill and given to a Jewish peasant on the Palestine plain? Was it low lampoon or high treason? Either way, the Romans were not laughing. What were the priorities of Jesus’ proclamation of the Kingdom? How was the status quo of Roman imperial theology subverted by this obscure Galilean whose message continues to indict empire today?