Acts 5:27-32 Copping just the right attitude—what’s needed for civil disobedience. Speaking truth to authority and walking in costly commitment to God.
Psalm 150 The definitive Scriptural proof text in favor of the worship band!
Revelation 1:4-8 A kaleidoscope of imagery describing both Christ and God. The future of God is God’s arrival for the sake of the world and God’s people. Jesus models what faithful saints are to be: the faithful witness and first of those risen from the dead. He doesn’t retreat to the “God part,” the prize at the end is Jesus (and ourselves) as more fully human.
John 20:19-31 Jesus accepts the wounds of the violence he endured. The beauty of new life is so deep because of the wounds. Micky tries to get us to tone down the “doubting Thomas” shtick. And Daniel reminds us that if you don’t see the mark where the wounds have been then you don’t have the Jesus story straight, yet.
Micky ScottBey Jones is a “contemplivist” leader and organizer who hosts & facilitates conferences, trainings and online conversations, writes & speaks on a variety of topics including self-care in community (healing justice), contemplative activism, intersectionality, race & justice & theology from the margins, and curates contemplative spaces/activities. Micky was recently named one of the Black Christian leaders changing the world in Huffington Post. You can interact with her work and collaborations at www.mickyscottbeyjones.com, and follower her on Twtter @iammickyjones and like her on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MSJSpeaks
Daniel Kirk is a writer, speaker, blogger, and New Testament professor who lives in San Francisco, CA. He holds a Ph.D. in New Testament from Duke University and is the author of a pair of books, Unlocking Romans: Resurrection and the Justification of God and Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul? His third book A Man Attested by God: the Human Jesus of the Synoptic Gospels, is off to the printers. He blogs regularly at StoriedTheology.com (http://patheos.com/blogs/storiedtheology). You can follow him on Twitter @jrdkirk and on Facebook at Facebook.com/jrdkirk.