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November 3, 2020 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

Jesus for President

By the time you read this, you have probably already cast your ballot, and the United States may have already chosen a new President. In the spirit of this political season, allow me to take a moment to remind you about how Jesus and the early church subverted the politics of their era, and the lessons we can learn from that today. Consider the language used by the politicians of Jesus’ day, and how Jesus and His followers confronted that worldview, co-opted that language and gave it a completely different meaning (taken from Shane Claiborne’s Jesus for President):...Keep Reading

Tags: Jesus, Politics, Kingdom of God

February 25, 2020 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

Our great political hope

The theory undergirding David Zahl’s book Seculosity is that as our culture looks less and less to God’s saving grace as our source of self-worth and justification (or “enoughness,” as Zahl calls it), we inevitably look to the good things of this world for that which only God can give us. Some turn to a romantic partner, others to a career, still others to parenting or technology. And some, as chapter 8 outlines, put their hope in politics....Keep Reading

Tags: Jesus, Politics, Seculosity

November 8, 2016 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

President Jesus

By the time you read this, you have probably already cast your ballot, and the United States may have already chosen a new President. In the spirit of this political season, allow me to take a moment to remind you about how Jesus and the early church subverted the politics of their era, and the lessons we can learn from that today. Consider the language used by the politicians of Jesus’ day, and how Jesus and His followers confronted that worldview, co-opted that language and gave it a completely different meaning (taken from Shane Claiborne’s Jesus for President):...Keep Reading

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November 4, 2014 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

Vote for Jesus

We‘ve been looking at the book of Daniel for the past two months on Sunday mornings, and one of the repeated themes is that God‘s kingdom is everlasting, while every kingdom and political leader of this world, no matter how powerful, will eventually pass away. With this perspective, you can understand why the emphasis in the Bible is not on gaining control of political power so as to change the world, but instead on being faithful to God‘s kingdom, even if it means giving up worldly power and control. Today is election day, and is therefore a good time to remind us of that reality, that our trust is not in earthly rulers and governments but in the King of Kings and His everlasting kingdom. ...Keep Reading

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October 30, 2012 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

President Jesus

After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!” (Mark 1:14-15)...Keep Reading

Tags: Jesus, Politics