Legitimizing Power, The Poor, and Jesus

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.

Maybe not.

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.

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Recommended Book

Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Themes by Walter Brueggemann.

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About the Author
Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.

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