Category Archives: Nationalism

My Response to the Death of Osama bin Laden

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Oftentimes, as Christians, we take for granted that we know right out what it means to be “saved”. Since we know without a doubt what it means, we never question the genesis of that phrase. We assert that all people … Continue reading

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From Blog to Sermon: The Politics of the Resurrection Part 8: Resurrection Now!

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If this whole argument, from start to finish, has not made my point abundantly clear, let me attempt to summarize. Based on the social context of the day, crucified leaders were failed leaders. Rome killed people for political agitation or … Continue reading

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From Blog to Sermon: The Politics of the Resurrection Part 6: Matthew’s Gospel and Jesus’ Apocalypse

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At this point, I want to introduce several massive questions that drove me to write this whole series: If Jesus and his disciples were a Jewish movement similar to other Jewish movements of their day, why did they, unlike the … Continue reading

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From Blog to Sermon: The Politics of the Resurrection Part 4: Jesus Answers Questions

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The proper contexts for talking about Jesus and resurrection are now set. We know Jesus died in a shameful fashion. He died in a way no leader, no world ruler, and no person of long lasting importance ever would. We … Continue reading

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From Blog to Sermon: The Politics of the Resurrection Part 3: 1st Century Judaisms

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The Maccabean resistance movement resulted in a very short period of Jewish independence from the Seleucid empire. More importantly, it culminated in the establishment of the Hasmonean dynasty. That is, Judas Maccabeus’ brother Simon established a monarchical throne over Judea. … Continue reading

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A Brief Thought on Egypt and Its Current Crisis

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I need to first say that I support those protesting against Mubarak. Under his guise, Egypt experienced an intense disparity of wealth that is inhuman and abhorrent. That being said, I grow ambivalent to the nature of protests occurring in … Continue reading

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Rejecting Socialism and the State as G-d: How I Became a Christian Anarchist Part VI

In the days following the Obama rally I attended, I gave up all patriotic allegiances. I abandoned the state as a provider of security and health. By looking at history, especially early 20th century history, and the ontology of the … Continue reading

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