Lent Theology Pub
February 15, 2018 –
Join us as we partner with Grace UMC to journey through Lent in a *somewhat* unconventional setting with a *somewhat* non-traditional lectionary-based study. OLUMC pastors Rachel, Ben, and Gregg, along with Grace pastors Judith, Eric, and Becky will lead lively conversations at Capitol Pub in Dallas as we discuss:
"Seven Words the Empire Fears: Biblical Responses to Controversial Times." A study based on words the CDC recently discouraged/banned(?) employees from using.
Thursday nights at 7pm from Feb. 15 through March 29.*
Open to ALL adults.
*March 29 study will begin after conclusion of Maundy Thursday services.
Feb 15: **Evidence-based**. Matthew 6 - Whenever you pray...why the empire values posturing over practices. (Leader: Becky Hensley)
Feb 22: **Vulnerable**. Mark 1 - Jesus in the wilderness...why the empire doesn't care who is at the margins. (Leader: Ben Hensley)
March 1: **Transgender**. Mark 9 - The Transfiguration...why the empire fears people's true selves. (Leader: Judith Reedy)
March 8: **Entitlement**. John 2 - Cleansing of the Temple...why the empire places obstacles to people's needs. (Leader: Rachel Baughman)
March 15: **Diversity**. John 3 - God does not condemn the world...why the Empire demands conformity against a faith that embraces diversity. (Leader: Gregg Smith)
March 22: **Science-based**. John 12 - The Hour Has Come...why the Empire denies Climate change even as the time has come for action. (Leader: Becky Hensley)
March 29/MAUNDY THURSDAY: **Fetus**. Mark 15 - Passion narrative...why the Empire denies ("fetus") or forces names ("King of the Jews") to maintain power. (Leader: Eric Markinson)
Contact Rev. Becky David Hensley for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org