When a Poor Baby in a Manger Overthrows the Empire

Many would consider the Roman Empire one of the greatest civilizations in history.  In regard to the New Testament, the story of early Christianity finds its setting under the shadow of a meta-narrative[1] that dominated most of the Mediterranean world and even beyond.  Caesar Augustus is the earliest figure of the Roman Empire that the [Read More...]

Jesus said: “Take up your SWORD and follow me?” (Army Chaplain Propaganda)

  Do you remember that wonderful verse in the Gospel of 2nd Hesitations? You know the one in chapter 9 verse 23 — “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their SWORD daily and follow me.”[1] Here is a way to literally apply that verse… U.S. Army Chaplains serve both [Read More...]

The Idol of Politics (Guest Contribution, Robert Anthony Martin)

Here is a guest contribution from a good friend in the blogosphere, Robert Anthony Martin. He is from the Mennonite tradition and brings some much needed perspective in this article. We do not always disagree about American politics (and in fact there are some big gaps between us in this regard), but we are both [Read More...]

An Anthem for Nonviolence: "White Flag Warrior" by Flobots

One of my favorite bands is the Flobots.  They speak from a progressive Christian perspective on issues of politics and justice.  While I do not agree with them all of the time, the overall theme of their music is one I resonate deeply with.  The following song, which features Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), is called [Read More...]


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