We white American Evangelicals should take responsibility for the situation we’ve fostered and the president we’ve enabled.
To put it in the most raw and unvarnished terms, watching this shitshow leaves a flat, cynical sensation where hope used to be. But I want to put my rally cap back on.
You won’t find the Kingdom through the scope of a gun, but in the firing line. In the margins and the unseen dimensions of the world.
Humans in western society have a natural aversion to struggle (as our cries to ‘get back to normal’ show clearly). But don’t be in a hurry to escape it!
I would get within a hair’s breadth of defeating Bowser once and for all, before my game of Super Mario Brothers…
Jesus wasn’t hitching a ride back to his home in the sky, or taking the escalator to the ‘upper floor’ – This was about ascending a throne.
Jesus’ Facebook page is out of date – otherwise we might be able to prove he was alive. The first witnesses, though, saw his new life as proof of something more.
When you try to separate Jesus’ crucifixion from his teachings on non-violence, you overlook a critical aspect of his death.
Jesus’ good news has always made the powers-that-be uneasy…and so it should!
Maybe we ought to rethink the ‘gospel’ we’re spreading – if for no other reason, because it doesn’t resemble the real good news that Jesus announced.