Theology on tap
Challenging Expectations: Interpreting the Parables of the Kingdom.
- Categories: Faith
- Event posted: Jan. 25, 2011
- Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014
- Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Henry's on Eighth, 11 E. Eighth St., Lawrence
- Age limit: Not available
Hey buddies - Let’s start a little series at Tap this week. There are 8 parables that define the kingdom of God. Let’s take a session to look at each. They are absolutely obscure and fun to think about. The only thing I can compare them to is a Zen koan. And yet, they offers us more clues than any other type of biblical material about what the kingdom is supposed to look like.
This week let’s take apart the parable of the leaven and see what it has to say for us today. Lots of times these stories are in several of the gospels and particularly fun to compare.
Matthew 13:33 33 He told them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened."
Luke 13:20-21 20 And again he said, "To what should I compare the kingdom of God? 21 It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened."
Theology on Tap meets every Thursday from 5:30-7 at Henry’s Bar upstairs on 8th street. Come late and leave early, no problem. Hope to see you there.