Tag: Roman Empire

Palms, Crowds, and Crosses

Palm Sunday is about a different vision for the world, marked by justice, compassion, and peace, instead of injustice, oppression, and violence. Holy Week begins by asking us to choose which world we will live in.

It’s Not Our Story: Why Living in an Empire Skews Our Experience of the Bible

One of the things I love most about the Bible is that after almost thirty-eight years it continues to surprise me.

Does God Pick Our President?

On Inauguration Day I posted an open letter to Donald Trump that, essentially, called him to be a president for all Americans and to stand for justice and equality. To my surprise, this post generated a lot of strong response. Some people (even people…

Famous Last Words: Welcome To Paradise

For the first word, click here. Luke 23v39-43, CEB One of the criminals hanging next to Jesus insulted him: “Aren’t you the Christ? Save yourself and us!” Responding, the other criminal spoke harshly to him, “Don’t you fear God, seeing that you’ve also been sentenced…

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