Paul, Slavery, and Today

Click here to read: Why follow Jesus if Paul doesn’t emancipate slaves?

Instead of looking through our 2021 lens, we need to let Paul speak to us through his own lens. He sees the sprawl of an empire, but his task is to preach an alternate foundation: Jesus. Paul represents Jesus who stands completely outside of the legal and economic systems of Rome. Jesus is Lord, Caesar is not.”

Fellowship at the Table

Click here to read my post on unity in Christ on the Jesus Creed blog at Christianity today.

We must look at our own social power and see where the world desires to create animosity within the body of Christ: politics, wealth, and status (to name a few) all seek to deceive and devour us. Only through non-hierarchical, self-giving in community do we reflect Christ at the Lord’s Supper.

American Harmony and Just Mercy

Click here to read my essay on the dynamics of justice and power in Paul’s letters at the Jesus Creed blog on Christianity Today.

Christian leaders are held responsible for uplifting those without power and challenging those with power to use it differently. Transformation for the vulnerable requires us to be self-aware and see what power we wield.