Dear Folks -
At the beginning of class Phil Lewis gave me information about a great article about John Dominic Crossan. Since Crossan has just spoken at St. Paul's and has been so influential in and on my own thinking, I'm passing the link to the article on to you. I've read it and it is good:
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Here is a brief summary of the talk I gave this week in Ordinary Life.
Though we have no factual knowledge about how Jesus began his ministry, the biographies we have about him indicate that his initial and primary interests had to do with the poor, matters of injustice and compassion for those who suffered so because of the oppressive system within and under which they lived. That got me to wondering what the first words of Jesus to people like us might have been. That's what my talk was about this week.