Shaking up Empires and Priesthoods for the Sake of the Kingdom of God

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So – we’ve looked at Jesus’ deconstructing the false gods of his day. But why – what was the larger agenda, the larger vision, behind his actions?The vision behind all his teaching, all his revolutionary words, was the Kingdom of God.Now, everyone who heard the word Kingdom in his day knew it was politically wrapped. It was about this Kingdom of God, versus the Roman Empire, the kingdom under which they were living on a daily basis. Jesus was talking to a people who were not only oppress … [Read more...]

What Are the False Gods of Our World?

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Jesus talks a lot about false gods. He’s talking about idolatry all the time, and about projections and the shadows of avarice and envy, for example, which as I say constitute our economic system in its present state.So again, I ask: How are we doing today with living his message?The names of the false gods of today could all be written in capital letters: for example, Nation with a capital N, or Religion with a capital R. My Religion can beat up on your Religion, my God can beat up on y … [Read more...]

Encountering Jesus from a New Perspective

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So who was Jesus the revolutionary? To answer that question, we need to look at the Historical Jesus from an entirely new perspective: as a mystic, and as a prophet.  And this new perspective requires Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time – which is the title of a marvelous book by Marcus Borg. I like that title a lot, because we all think we’ve met Jesus, we all think we know something about Jesus. Well, Borg was a pastor for many years, and for many years he was a theologian, and all that … [Read more...]

Are We Reading the Jesus Story for Inspiration –
or Incitement?

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I want to welcome you to the conversations of the second Christ Path Seminar – Cosmic Christ and the Historical Jesus.As we enter these conversations, Andrew and I both feel the time has come to urge more and more people who want to follow a Jesus path, whether singly or in tandem with other paths, to really wake up, because time is running out for our planet as we know it and our species as we know it.These are serious times - but not lugubrious times; play and celebration and prayer a … [Read more...]


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