The book of Revelation gives us two choices: Live by the Kingdom of God or the Empire of Rome. Revelation reveals that sometimes living in the Kingdom of God means you have to participate in civil disobedience.
Are there religious teachings that we should doubt? Are there religious teachings that have very little to do with Jesus and are actually harmful to our souls? Should we doubt the existence of hell?
The ancient world is full of stories about resurrected gods. Why do we celebrate Jesus and not the other gods? What difference does the resurrected Jesus make?
The Lord is in need. He needs a donkey to carry him into Jerusalem. And Jesus needs you to be the donkey. Jesus needs us to carry him into the world. But we need to know this, according to the Gospels, Jesus refuses to be carried on a war horse. He will only be carried…
For Isaiah and the other prophets, it doesn’t matter what particular religious law says. Because any law that divides us from them, any law that tells us to detest others and treat them as abominations, should not be remembered.
God invites us to participate in God’s radical economy of grace. It’s not an economy of competition of us against them. It is an economy of grace. It’s an economy of giving to one another because God has already given us so much.