Was Jesus of Nazareth a free-market capitalist? Conservative Christians who believe this certainly don't get it from the Bible. Jesus always sided with the poor and disenfranchised over the rich and powerful.
The Rev. Dr. Susan Thistlethwaite will preach and teach from her latest book Occupy the Bible: What Jesus Really Said (and Did) About Money and Power at the First Congregational Church, 444 E. Broad Street.
Rev. Thistlethwaite will speak from the pulpit on Sunday, February 10 at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., and lead an education hour at 10 a.m. She will also lead a workshop on Occupy the Bible on Monday, February 11 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
If you plan to stay for lunch after the February 11 workshop, the cost is $10. Please RSVP to Rev. Tim Ahrens at email@example.com if you plan to attend.
Rev. Thistlethwaite has been an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ since 1974. She is a Professor of Theology at Chicago Theological Seminary and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.
Rev. Thistlethwaite's column On Faith appears in The Washington Post. Her other books include Adam, Eve and the Genome: Theology in Dialogue with the Human Genome Project; Lift Every Voice: Constructing Christian Theologies from the Underside; Sex, Race and God: Christian Feminism in Black and White; Casting Stones: Prostitution and Liberation in Asia and the United States; and The New Testament and Psalms: An Inclusive Translation.