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Jesus’ Subversive Kingdom – Part Eleven

“Let’s turn the Middle East into a sea of glass!” “Let’s nuke ’em back to the stone age!” I can remember saying these types of  patriotic sentiments, and hearing my friends echo them, during the Iranian hostage crisis in late 1979. Later, during … Continue reading

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Religion, politics, and scapegoating (part two)

We’ve been looking at how a religious spirit, political spirit, and scapegoating forms an unholy trinity that insidiously undergirds the “sin of the world.” It’s the elephant in the room no one wants to talk about (or even notices), the poisonous air we’ve been … Continue reading

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Religion, politics, and scapegoating (part one)

It’s interesting that religion and politics are two taboo subjects in polite conversation. Why is that? What should we be afraid of? Actually, plenty! Jesus warned His disciples of two spiritual strongholds that would war against His kingdom—religion and politics.

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The incarnation of Christ – Part Two

When we start with Christ’s death, do we end up missing the whole point of His birth? I asked that question in part one, where we started looking at the incarnation of Christ. To order to understand Jesus’ birth, we must first lay … Continue reading

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