Monday November 25th

Public theologians,

We will gather on Monday, November 25th at the Tap House, 5:30-7:00pm, upstairs, towards the street.  

The topic this time around is fresh on the heels of Christ the King Sunday, which many Christian traditions celebrated in worship this weekend. Instead of reading this week, take 20 minutes between now and Monday evening (Sunday entertainment? Lunch break Monday?) and watch this TED talk video from Mike Rowe, who is the host for the Discovery Channel show, Dirty Jobs:

Afterwards, spend a few minutes reflecting on how this connects with our lives, specifically in light of what some experienced in worship this past weekend. If you need a little refresher on what Christ the King Sunday is all about, head over to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feast_of_Christ_the_King (the language could use a little finesse, but the good bits are all there).

Questions for reflection:

  1. What the heck does this have to do with “Christ the King” or the life of Christian discipleship? 
  2. Have you ever been so sure you were right about something, only to find out that you were, in fact, quite mistaken? What did you learn?
  3. Does the message of Christ the King Sunday (The King, crucified) lead to a certain peripeteia (a reversal of circumstances) or an anagnorisis (a critical plot-changing discovery)? How so?
  4. What kind of job do you think Jesus would do?
  5. And… on a somewhat unrelated note, what are you thankful for this week?

See you at the Tap House.

(thanks to Pastor Kyle Rouze [twitter: @pastor2texas] for the idea this week!)

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