October 2 9:00 am – October 3 3:00 pm, 2018
Jesus’ parables are not intended to be a rarefied study nor are they merely monologues to be heard and accepted without reflection! Justice is at the center of Jesus’ spirituality;; his ministry is therefore, rightfully concerned with politics & economics, with living wages and workers’ rights, with uncovering the hidden corruptions of the ruling system, and so much more. Come together with friends to reflect on Jesus’ parables as subversive speech! Come and see that matters of justice are not peripheral to Jesus’ spiritual gospel, but are at the heart of his proclamation and practice. Come and see the parables’ implication for our contemporary life. With friends, reflect on our shared understanding of communal action for justice!
Private Room Fee: $104. Commuter Fee: $70. Registration deadline is September 25.
Presenter: Mary Ellen O’Dea, OP is a Dominican Sister of Sinsinawa and life-long student of the scriptures. Her ministries have included: teacher, principal, director of religious education, found of family faith programs, coordinator of small faith communities in parishes and at universities, creator of feminist biblical interpretation studies, university campus chaplain, founder/creator of the Magdala Project (a hands-on preaching empowerment process), spirituality coordinator, preacher and retreat facilitator. Mary Ellen holds Masters’ degrees: in religious education, in adult Christian community development, in university ministry, and in biblical spirituality.