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From Blog to Sermon: The Politics of the Resurrection Part 7: Blam!

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The Roman empire killed Jesus on a cross. We must assume he was killed as a political agitator since that is why people were crucified in 1st century Palestine. The idea of resurrection derived, in the Jewish context, when foreign … Continue reading

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From Blog to Sermon: The Politics of the Resurrection Part 5: Jesus the Messiah?

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Ultimately, Jesus never died for our sins. Jesus died for causing the religious and political authorities to feel seriously threatened by his activity. To say otherwise is to say that people do not act with any reasonable purposes or motivations. … Continue reading

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From Blog to Sermon: The Politics of the Resurrection Part 1: The Crucifixion

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For those of you who cannot make it to my upcoming sermons, I will be posting my written notes in short sections as I write the sermons.  Here is part 1 about how and why Jesus died. The cross was … Continue reading

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