Awakening to an Alternative Way; The Sunday of Palms

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With Effie Brown

This Sunday in the Christian calendar is known as Palm Sunday when tradition says that Jesus entered Jerusalem riding on the foal of a donkey.  Although the story might be familiar, the meaning of this act which introduces the final “holy” week before Easter deserves exploration.  Ecumenical activist theologian Ched Myers describes this act as political theater, designed to challenge the dominant militaristic myths of the day. In our time, we can hear this story as an invitation to us as well to rouse ourselves from the slumber-inducing dominate narrative, and wake up to alternative paths.

About the speaker

Rev. Dr. Catherine Foote has lived on Whidbey Island for over twenty years.  For most of that time she commuted to Seattle where she served as a pastor at University Congregational United Church of Christ.   She recently retired from her Seattle ministry and can now focus on tending the small flock of sheep on her Clinton farm.  Catherine is the author of Shepherding the Seasons, Stories of a Life with Two Flocks.