What symbols get used to legitimate power? Maybe The Whitehouse is used by some to legitimate democracy in a Country where it appears we are ruled by an Oligarchy.
Could the Church House, or the Bible, be used to legitimate the power of a people considered notion chosen people, who represent a God who cares for the marginalized and calls for justice? Walter Brueggemann, in his little book, Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Themes, leads readers to consider how power legitimized in religious symbols may undermine the themes the religion asserts as valuable.
What does that have to do with Ezekiel 34 and Matthew 25? Listen to the podcast to find out.
Recently a new friend pointed me to The Meeting House podcast. Bruxy Cavey just completed a series, ISIS, Islam, and Jesus. I recommend clicking over and checking it out.
Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Themes by Walter Brueggemann.
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