Q&A Discussion with Paula Gooder on Zoom

January 31, 2021
05:15 pm - 06:30 pm

Inclusive Gathering Birmingham
Carrs Lane
Birmingham, United Kingdom, B4 7SX

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January 31


05:15 pm - 06:30 pm

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Inclusive Gathering Birmingham

Carrs Lane

Birmingham, United Kingdom, B4 7SX

On Sunday 31st January we’ll be joined at 5:15 for a live Q&A with writer, lecturer and New Testament theologian Paula Gooder.

Paula will also be the featured speaker at our 4pm Online Inclusive Gathering on Facebook Live and YouTube.

Paula has recently published her book ‘The Parables’ (the stories Jesus told) and will be focussing in to help us think specifically about the story of the Two Sons in Matthew 21:28-32. Her book is available here:

Please note that to join us for this live Q& A at 5:15 you must be logged into Zoom to access the discussion for security reasons. This session will be recorded – if you would rather not appear on video, please turn off your camera.

Paula Gooder is a speaker and writer on the Bible, particularly on the New Testament. She began her working life, teaching for twelve years in ministerial formation first at Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford and then at the Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education in Birmingham. Following this she spent around eight years as a speaker and writer in biblical studies travelling the country and seeking to communicate the best of biblical scholarship in as accessible a way as possible, after that she spent six years working for the Bible Society as their Theologian in Residence and then for the Birmingham Diocese as their Director of Mission Learning and Development. She is currently the Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral in London.

The Parables is the third volume in the Biblical Explorations series from bestselling New Testament writer Paula Gooder. Covering every parable, this volume focuses on some of the best-known stories in the gospels, mining their meaning afresh today. It considers why Jesus spoke in pictures and opens up the world behind the parables to reveal just how striking, memorable and challenging they were for their original hearers. You can read more about the book or get a copy here:

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