May 13 (Mother’s Day) John Richard: “The Kingdom of God”

Using the work of John Dominic Crossan and others from the Jesus Seminar, John discussed how some scholars have observed that the Gospel of Thomas and the Q material, as contrasted with the four canonical gospels, are similar in their emphasis on the sayings, or life of Jesus rather than the passion of Jesus.

As a class, we talked about the sharing of spiritual gifts (healing) and the sharing of physical gifts, (symbolized by eating) all as representative of God’s Creation.

“the Kingdom of God is open to anyone brave enough to live it.”