Sunday 3rd Oct 2021(‘03): 27th SUN in ORDINARY B
- Read again, slowly&alertly, 2:4b-3:24
- What is the overall impression?What moods&questions does it engender?
- Name the principal characters, & how they relate to each other?
- In what way is it hinted that TheWoman is inferior, or Superior, to TheMan?
- What is the central concern of TheStoryteller?
- To what extent is this story being embodied in my local church?
- What is TheDoctrineOfOriginalSin? Is it still important?
- Why is the impression given that only TheMan is expelled from TheGarden?
2.THE PSALM: 127
- Which of the imaginings of ‘marriage’, GEN 2 or PS127, rings more true to me?
- What are the biblical underpinnings, &the theological raison d’etre, &the liturgical appropriateness, of contemporary ‘marriage’? What is its main priority?
- ‘Fear-of-Yahweh’!: In 30 words, sketch this, & its importance for ‘marriage’!
- Handlabourer/Vine/Olive!: Was ‘TheFearOfYahweh’ used as a socialiser? To keep people simple, no ulterior desires, no footbanging from the pews?
- In our contemporary concern for family/values, is an imagining that is socio-theological being imposed (if-so, who?) on a reality that is quite other….
- Read 1:1-2:18! Insistence on the distinction between God, TheSon, TheAngels, HumanBeings! So that it is to be clear TheSon came to redeem Humans not Angels…
- How, &Why, did this ‘Temple Theology” become attached to Jesus-of-Nazareth?
- Thge perennial emphasis on Jesus’ ‘Death’, how has this marked ‘TheChristianPsyche’?
- ‘Sons&Brothers!’: Just a generalisation for ‘all of us’? Easily rectified by ‘inclusive language’? Or a declaration that all this is a masculine worldview for males?
- In the present ‘return-of-the-angels’, will Jesus be trampled or embraced?
4.MK10:2-16(&A shorter form also! Like a choice of dress or skirt?)
- What is the connection between marriage&divorce&emigration?
- What was the ‘test’ contained in ThePharisees’ question to Jesus, & its format?
- What is to see if he would follow Moses? Or if He carried a ‘higher prescription’?
- ‘Unteachable!’;(Hardness-of-Heart/NRSV) Stupidity? Recalcitrance? Lack-of-Empathy-with-Yahwism? Or was ‘divorce’ given credence ‘through Moses’?
- In TheGardenStory, isn’t it arguable that the situation was ‘virtual divorce’?
- Which is preferable? ChaoticMarriage, or CoordinatedDivorce?
- What is the ‘officIal position’ with regard to divorced people with regard to The Eucharist?
- RIDDLE What’s the best arrangement for contemporary Christian Marriage?
Build up from TheBible a rationale for indissoluble wedlock!
Create the very best socio-theology of sexuality&marriage&earth?
Choose a committee in each diocese of women&men to oversee marriage?
‘Continue in the present medieval rut! ‘cos God looks after His-own!
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