Thursday, March 26, 2020 from 9:30am to 2:00pm
This year’s suggested Good Friday passages in both the Revised Common Lectionary and the Roman Catholic Lectionary include the Gospel of John chapters 18-19 with John’s account of Jesus’ trial and crucifixion. These familiar and treasured texts in the Christian interpretive tradition have also contributed – along with Good Friday celebrations as a whole – to the alienation and persecution of Jews throughout Christian history. What are responsible ways for Christian congregations and leaders to liturgically use and preach from these loaded texts? This half-day Scripture Forum will bring contemporary Jewish and Christian perspectives to bear on these passages, and participants will discuss how Christian religious leaders can sensitively exegete them in light of their reception history.
Bagels, coffee, and lunch provided.