Peter Fitch shares ideas about Jesus as well as ideas from Jesus in this talk on the meaning of His life and challenge. What does it mean for us to go “home.” What was He asking us to do? Drawing on this song, “The Rebel Jesus”, by Jackson Browne, and upon writings by Marcus Borg and Thich Nhat Hanh, Jesus is portrayed as a social revolutionary in the stream of the Hebrew prophets, and also as something more. He is able to work in participation with the Holy Spirit to bring healing, and after His death the early church experienced the Spirit in a very rich way. This gave the inspiration and courage to build a new community where everyone was welcome, everyone had a place, everyone was equal. We finished the time by listening to “Nina Cried Power” by Hozier and Mavis Staples.
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