Empire Scholarship Holds a Key to the 2019 General Conference

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Bud has a good article but it is laced with unintended irony. Only the 1st century Jews and Christians expressed consistent moral opposition to abortion and homosexual behavior, positions that caused the larger and sophisticated pagan culture to laugh them off as clueless, rigid or stupid. And...early Christians also insisted Jesus was the only way to God, as God incarnate, and experienced bodily resurrection, further examples of the exclusionary and intellectually laughable odd religion called Christianity. And...their insistence on care for the poor and opposition to military service also struck others as misplaced or unpatriotic (i.e., on Jesus, not Caesar, is Lord). First we must be willing to let the witness of the first Christians kick us in our shins before we aim kicks at others...whether left or right.

bob 241 days ago


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       "When Jesus defined his ministry, he made liberating the captive a focus of his message. Jesus’ gospel is for slave and for the free (Galatians 3:28). It is meant to have a component of liberation. The gospel calls us to advocate for a more just world–to be a voice for the voiceless."

– John D. Barry, a nonprofit CEO, Bible scholar, and pastor, writing in the Jan. 9 issue of Red Letter Christians' Wake Up newsletter.

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