October 4, Scripture Seekers Bible Study, Ross Blue Room, 5: 30 p.m. Be Prepared! "Parables of Preparedness. Tonight, we continue our exercise in Collaborative Eschatology by exploring parables about being prepared. We will examine "The Parable of the Two Builders" (Luke 6: 47-49), the "The Parable of the Ten Maidens" (Matthew 25: 1-13), and (that oh so troubling) "Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard." (Matthew 20: 1-16.). Each of these parables has something to do with being prepared (or not prepared) for encountering the Kingdom of God in the present moment. How do we prepare ourselves to encounter God? How do we react when there is no time to be prepared? We will hear from John Dominic Crossan, Amy Jill-Levine, and others. Join us for what will be a deep and rich conversation.