The Social Media Bible Study experiment that is @tweetinMark continues…
These tweets below are the ones that have been sent or re-tweeted over the last week by @tweetinMark from our Melbourne based context with Urban Seed and the Seeds Network.
We have had a few people drop off the email list as there is some substantial content and getting it all at once can feel a bit like reading through someones bible study notes before or after an actual event. The feedback from people with mobile technology who receive the tweets in ‘real time’ has been more positive with participants expressing it has been a good way to keep a particular passage in their consciousness through the week.
With this in mind, like any good bible study, it is important to read the entire biblical passage that is linked off the first tweet of each week in order to get some context for the tweets that come later. The tweets progress chronologically through the text over the course of the week. What I am excited about is that there is a pooling of questions and links to good scholarship and pop culture stuff that should become a great resource and starting point for people running a bible study on a particular passage in future.
If you wish to interact more with the tweetinMark discussion feel free to follow and offer comments from or about your own context at www.twitter.com/tweetinMark or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/tweetinMark/104413102931191
For those interested in further popular bible study, our friends Kim and Jon at Manna Gum are presently running a Tuesday night series in Melbourne City on Household Economics. Details here
May you Know the Word beyond just tweets!
(for the People’s Table Project: resourcing discipleship out of the context Urban Seed and the Seeds Network.)
WEEK 3: PARTY DOWN POVERTY
10:00am, Apr 20
TweetinMark 2010 Week 3 :PARTY DOWN POVERTY : Galilee Direct Action Campaign Part 2, Mark 2:13-3:6 NRSV: http://ow.ly/1AdVK
9:43pm, Apr 20
9:48pm, Apr 20
Jesus calls Levi who leaves his corrupt & lucrative debt collection business 2 share a table with sinners (the indebted). An unlikely meal!
9:56pm, Apr 20
What was the most unlikely or uncomfortable dinner party you ever went to and why?
10:28pm, Apr 20
In Mk2:10 JC has authority 2 Dconstruct the condition of indebtedness. Levi’s meal between class enemies = Sabbath redistribution of debt!
10:34pm, Apr 20
1st time the word “disciple” appears Mk2:15 is @table between debtors & debt collectors. A table of reconciliation & redistribution.
9:50am, Apr 21
What were the rules around food, meals, visitors, cleanliness in your own upbringing? What boundaries/ holiness codes influence u 2day?
3:50pm, Apr 21
PARTY DOWN POVERTY Jesus’ campaign moves from Scribes 2 Pharisees & 3 pillars of their holiness code: Table Rules, Public Piety & Sabbath
10:05am, Apr 22
“Sick need doc not the well'”JC defines ministry not trying 2 protect self & ultimately God from contamination but in spreading compassion
10:10am, Apr 22
“Eating and food are occasions 4 Mark 2 present Jesus, not only as pop. hero but also as subversive sage.’ D. Neufeld http://ow.ly/5g7Pp
4:20pm, Apr 22
Mark 2:18 “Why do yr disciples not fast?” Rich ppl fast 4 vanity & health. Poor ppl fast due 2 scarcity or protest 2 point out injustice.
4:42pm, Apr 22
Mark 2:18-22 Fasting vs. Party (Gospel of Vic Version, 2001) http://ow.ly/1BzzL No one likes drinkin fresh cold beer from a plastic cup…
4:55pm, Apr 22
Mark 2:24 “Why do your disciples do what is unlawful….?” @simonmoyle forwarded this link from Fr. John Dear SJ http://ow.ly/1Bzbt
6:26pm, Apr 22
“It is contrary 2 our humanity if we obey laws repugnant 2 our conscience. Such teaching is opposed 2 religion & means slavery.” #Gandhi
11:13am, Apr 25
Pharisees rhetoric is bringing wholeness / justice 2all but practise betrays commitment 2 rigid social walls betw/n ‘righteous’ & ‘sinners’
11:24am, Apr 25
Food fights in Mark chapter 2 all about economics. With whom, when & how 2 produce/consume! Wot food rules shape yr (agri)-culture?
12:05am, Apr 26
Mark 2: 23f U dont own 100% of yr stuff! Biblically ‘stuff’ belongs in part 2 the poor who have rights 2 everything owned! Leviticus 19:9f
12:22am, Apr 26
Pharisees misconstrue Sabbath as exclusive ‘U shall not work’ ritual piety 4 owner class…. Say’s “Av u never read?”2 scholars of his day!
12:25am, Apr 26
Jesus uses David 2 reconnect ‘Jubilee’ ethos by reauthorising ‘guerilla gleaning’ on Sabbath as the divinely ordained right of hungry ppl!
12:36am, Apr 26
12:53am, Apr 26
1:15am, Apr 26
Mark 3:1-6 http://ow.ly/1CNWw Trial scene: Leaders out 2 catch Jesus who turns from defendant 2 prosecutor & breaks law 2 condemn it.
1:34am, Apr 26
1:35am, Apr 26
Mark 3:4 Jesus angry with Silence & Sclerosis =Hardened heart. Jesus opponents have internalised the logic of Empire ala Pharaoh? As 4 Us?
1:45am, Apr 26
Jesus’ key struggle with authorities isn’t over theology, but over meaning of Sabbath (Mark 3:1 -6; Luke 13:10-17; John 7:22-24, 9:14-16)