i am sat on a resource weekend in a session being led by richard passmore. he's talking about his approach to listening and hearing and trying to discern where god is present in a culture and talking about god with young people from there, from below (theologising). i've blogged about this before and his use of flow as a name for god with one group. but he shared a reading of one of jesus parables of the wedding banquet through the eyes of those on the edge or the margins. it is totally brilliant - i won't repeat it but go and get a cup of coffee and read this take - the wedding banquet from below. how come jesus managed to tell parables that can still come with such newness - genius!