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CANCELED: Spirit on Tap: Parables in a Fake News World

March 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Parables in a Fake News World
Dr. Greg Carey

Fake news does aim to mislead us, but it has an even deeper objective: to make us doubt that we can ever know the truth. Jesus’ parables likewise challenge us to figure out some things for ourselves, but they work differently. This session will explore the difference between the two kinds of open-endedness.

Greg Carey has taught at Lancaster Seminary since 1999, having previously taught at Rhodes College and Winthrop University. His publications include numerous studies on the Book of Revelation and ancient apocalyptic literature, rhetorical analysis of the New Testament, and investigations of early Christian self-definition. He is the author or co-editor of six books, including The Gospel According to Luke: All Flesh Shall See God’s Salvation, Soundings in Cultural Criticism (co-edited with Francisco Lozada Jr.), and Sinners: Jesus and His Earliest Followers.

Greg blogs regularly for the Huffington Post religion section and is a contributing editor to the Odyssey Networks’ new lectionary resource, ON Scripture. Greg serves as co-chair of the Rhetoric and the New Testament Section of the Society of Biblical Literature, and he has appeared in documentaries on the BBC, Discovery Channel, and National Geographic Channel, and most recently the 2011 BBC One documentary, “The Story of Jesus.”

An Alabama native, Greg is a graduate of Rhodes College and Vanderbilt University (PhD, 1996). Greg is an active layperson in the United Church of Christ, who serves as Scholar in Residence at Lancaster’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity. Greg frequently speaks in churches and denominational gatherings, including many invitations to address the Bible and sexual ethics.


March 24, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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