Welcome to Bible Study for Progressives, a show where moderates, liberals, and leftists of all faiths and ideologies come together to discuss scripture, spirituality, and politics. On this show, we will be talking about the meaning of the feeding of the five thousand as told in the Gospel of Matthew. This show will feature our own Bert Newton, the author of Subversive Wisdom: Sociopolitical Dimensions of John’s Gospel.
Bert has now turned his attention to Matthew. He’s been teaching a class called Parody and Subversion in Matthew’s Gospel. This is a recording of one of those classes.
In this session, Bert reads Matthew 14, verses 13 to 21. He then talks about the biblical background and the social and literary contexts in which the story of the feeding of the 5000 is told. He says that the passage is about the politics of abundance and the day of liberation when all will be fed, and no one goes hungry.
Join us for this class on the miracle of the feeding of the five thousand. Find out what it’s about, and hear what God is telling us through scripture. Jesus’ banquet is for all the people.
Here it is. Enjoy.