Thank you to Rachel Elizabeth Asproth for her blog post on justice vs. empire in the life of Jesus.
Clearly, Jesus knew all about the human instinct for empire. He also knew a simple but profound truth: all empires fall.
So will ours.
...But a God who bleeds is irrelevant, even threatening, to Christians who worship a bulletproof Jesus.
These words of truth help me as I sit with the reality we must all face today, November 10, 2016.
What doesn't help: knowing that many of my fellow evangelicals supported Trump. And I do mean fellows as in males.
http://time.com/4565010/donald-trump-evangelicals-win/ by Elizabeth Dias
http://religionnews.com/2016/11/09/are-evangelicals-expecting-too-much-from-a-trump-presidency/ by Emily McFarlan Miller and Jerome Socolovsky, Editor in Chief of RNS
Thank you to Religion News Service for these links.