What are the biblical and theological roots of a Christian focus on hospitality? What does hospitality mean in a Christian context, and why was table fellowship so important to Jesus? How does the practice of Christian hospitality relate to tolerance?
Explore how a focus on hospitality can help us imagine our role in the public square. Students explore the images of walls (safety), doors (openness), and tables (hospitality) as a scaffold for thinking about differences.
Character, Hospitality and Citizenship
In this lesson, students explore and compare the qualities that make for a good human, a good citizen, and a person who evidences the fruits of the Spirit spoken of in Galatians 5.
Jesus at the Table
In this lesson, students explore how Jesus interacted with a range of others as he ate with them before applying what they have learned to a small personal interview setting.
Tolerance, Hospitality, and Government
In this lesson, students examine positive and negative treatments of the role of government in the Bible and relate them to a case study of government response to contentious diversity.