9/27-9/28: Jesus Seminar on the Road comes to FUMC Boulder

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The Jesus Seminar on the Road, a program of the Westar Institute, is coming to FUMC Boulder September 27-28 with presentations by scholars Ally Kateusz and Perry V. Kea! Mark your calendars now for Jesus and Paul, Sex and Power. Did Jesus practice gender equality? Is Paul the source of our sexual hang-ups? This seminar asks how the historical Jesus handled the issues of gender and sexuality with reference to the social hierarchy of first-century Palestine. It will also discuss how Paul understood social relations, including same-sex relationships. Addressing such issues stemming from Jesus and Paul may change attitudes toward sexuality.

The weekend begins with an evening program on Friday, 9/27, and continues with several daytime sessions on Saturday, 9/28; attend all, or select the ones that pique your interest. To learn more, see a complete schedule, and register, please visit the event page on Westar’s website, or look for a registration packet on the counter in the church office. Register by Friday, 9/20, for best prices. You may also register at the event.

Questions? Please email Celene Lillie, FUMC’s Director of Adult Education and Spiritual Formation.

Ally Kateusz

Ally Kateusz is Research Associate at the Wijngaards Institute of Catholic Research in London. Her interdisciplinary doctorate in History and Humanities is from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and she specializes in the intersection of women and religion in Early Christian art and texts. She has published articles in the Journal of Early Christian Studies, the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, and other venues. Her monographs have won the First Prize Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza New Scholar Award, a Feminae Article of the Month award, and the First Place Otis Worldwide Outstanding Dissertation Award. She has two books forthcoming in 2019, Mary and Early Christian Women: Hidden Leadership (New York: Palgrave Macmillan), and Rediscovering the Maries: Maria, Mariamne, Miriam, co-edited with Mary Ann Beavis (London: T&T Clark). This recent article from The Daily Beast discusses some of Kateusz’s latest research.

Perry V. Kea

Perry V. Kea is Associate Professor of biblical studies at the University of Indianapolis, Indiana. He has been a Fellow of the Jesus Seminar since 1987, in the course of which he has contributed several papers. He has also written for The Fourth R. In addition to his academic interests and responsibilities, Kea is an active United Methodist layperson and has made numerous presentations about the Bible for clergy and lay groups.