10/05/2012 MDO Convocation 2012, Bible Study led by Rev Chris Howson
Text Matthew 5:3-12 (Beatitudes)
Chris took a liberation theological perspective of the text and presented an alternative Beatitudes for the modern day and spoke of how counter-cultural and subversive are the beatitudes are and how, by working them into our values and attitudes, kingdom justice can begin to take shape in the world through our lives and ministry.
The image is about Christ, in his word, pointing us to head up the tunnel from which the poor, oppressed and persecuted stumble out of and do something to prevent more suffering. Its a call to radical social and political justice.