Chapter 6 - Time
Have each group member tell their life story in one minute. (Leaders Notes: Keep a one minute timer so that nobody goes over, but don’t stop them if its getting good! Listen intently to see whether or not they share their story with a chronos or kairos timeline.) Discuss as a group who used chronos and who used kairos time to tell their story.
Consider the phrase “Time is money.” What thoughts does this sentence bring to your mind?
Do you consider yourself an “efficient” person? Why or why not?
Define the terms chronos and kairos. Why would it be problematic for both words to be translated “time?” (Leaders note: Make sure everyone understands the difference between the two. Take your time drawing out the differences if clarifying is needed.)
What virtues and vices do you associate with Kairos time?
Read Matthew and Luke’s accounts of the temptation of Jesus. (Matthew 4:1-11 and Luke 4:1-11). Are these conflicting accounts contradictory? How does the concept of chronos/kairos time affect the way we understand these authors’ intentions?