Living Jesus' Hospitality
Thursday, April 4, 2019
7:00PM – 9:00PM
Hospitality is one of Jesus’ defining practices. He facilitates the feast at the wedding of Cana; he gathers his disciples around the table, most famously at the Last Supper; he dines with sinners, prostitutes, and tax collectors. Hospitality also occupies a central place in Jesus’ parables: in many, the feast is a metaphor for the kingdom of God and one’s admittance depends on whether a person has been hospitable. Given how central hospitality is to Jesus’ teachings and practice, we will explore what we can learn from Jesus’ hospitality and how it can be applied to the modern world, with its unprecedented number of migrants, refugees, and others in desperate need of welcome.
Dr. Erica Olson-Bang received her Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Fordham University in 2012. She then taught Religious Studies at the College of New Rochelle for five years before relocating to Syracuse with her family.