In a time of such deep ideological divides affecting both those that follow Jesus and those that don’t there needs to be some sort of grounding that allows us to see each other not as other but as neighbor. For those of us that know Jesus this process will be significantly aided by deep theological reflection - something missing in many evangelical circles I’ve seen. There needs to be a recognition of what the kingdom of God is (and by extension, isn’t) and what that ethic it demands calls us to. Here is one place to start (in recognizing our national idolatry):

Walter Brueggemann is one of my favorite Old Testament scholars. I’d encourage any one interested in deepening their faith to read through his book Prophetic Imagination” with an open heart. It is not too long and a challenging place to start.

January 29, 2017 · Politics · Faith · Idolatry

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