Wednesday, February 2, 2011

2/3: More "parties" Essenes, Samaritans, Mennonites


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Because we talked so much about how different groups, cultures, parties, religions approach "secular" culture and technology...check out one church's policy on cell phone use:



Here are some others.  (:
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Picking up from last class..the three groups we'll look at today are not all technically "parties," but we like the "p" word..(:


ESSENES:


Remember, on of the questions on the next quiz will be "Say as much as you can about Essenes."
So with Monday's post, and today's, you'll have lots to go on:
The video we watched today on the Essenes, but a condensed slideshow version is, it is here


SAMARITANS:
  


This article is good.


A classic case of 'set theory" made practical.  Discuss any way they fit any of the three sets, particularly when compared to Jews.


Besides the Hauer/Young info in Chapter 10, the passages in The Upside Down Kingdom on the Samaritans will be hugely helpful (see his index in the back under "Samaritans,"


Knowing the historical world background:




  • How do you now interpret the "Parable of the Good Samaritan" in Luke 10? (and how does the first part of Luke 10 [mission trip] relate to the second section [Good Samaritan}?  Read it here
  • How do you now interpret he story of the Samaritan woman in John 4 (see this)? And how does that story relate to the previous chapter? Read them together here,
See also: Jerusalem, Judea and the Uttermost Parts




MENNONITES:


Not a bad wiki article here,




How do you place Mennonites on Driscoll's spectrum of how groups relate to culture (see  bottom of Monday's post?


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THE LANGUAGE OF CULTURE video we watched today is condensed as a slideshow here.
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See also:


>>Gnosticism:

>a lesser god created the earth
       >matter is evil
              >salvation by escaping earth...or
                       >learning the secrets
                               >"pay as you go" plan



-Article
-"The Gnostics and Jesus" by Tim Keller



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>>RRWI vs. EPIC culture:
-"EPIC Culture: Are You Immigrant or Native?:
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>>The slideshow on Thinking Hebrew vs.
Thinking Greek ishere (Click).
Note there are four category tabs at top:

"Way of Thinking," "Thinking about God" "Thinking About Life" "Thinking about Truth."

Click any of these categories, then you'll find key words at the bottom of the page to click for specific categories.

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>>Bounded Sets as Greek, Centered Sets as Hebrew
Click to enlarge, then click to enlarge again:
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