MC500 – day two

24Jun09

In this second day of class we dove into the church worksheet, which I find very helpful as a schema to look at church and its accumulated trappings.  Thinking of Jesus and the Kingdom of God in this context was particularly illuminating.  Specifically, viewing Jesus as being counter-cultural and redefining “family”, in some cases scandalously – men and women living together.  Going further the structure of the “organization” was clearly anti-patriarchy/hierarchy.  These Jesus-cells were characterized by forgiveness and reciprocity.  This sets up by a whole new authority structure where women were not seen as property, but were equal members in the “new family” and the early church.

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