This presentation will explore Luke’s version of the Palm Sunday march, the most elaborate account in our gospels. We’ll look at the procession as public theater, a carefully choreographed contrast to imperial Roman triumphal military processions. How has this inspired efforts to reanimate a ‘Church of the Streets’? We’ll also look at Luke’s unique portrait of Jesus as a “weeping prophet” in the wilderness tradition. What does this mean for our journey of Holy Week and also our own national history? How do we continue to lament and organize around the assassination of our greatest US prophet, Martin Luther King Jr, martyred 55 years ago on April 4, 1968?
Ched Myers is an activist theologian who has worked in social change and radical discipleship movements for more than 45 years. His conviction is that the First World church can only be renewed by rediscovering its witness to God’s dream of the Peaceable Kingdom and justice for all. Today, we need to animate a new generation of ecumenical leaders committed to the gospel and to social change.
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