Jesus and Caesar: God’s Love in the Context of Roman Imperialism

Some time ago the writings of theologian David Ray Griffin crossed my desk. Griffin sets Jesus’ ministry squarely in opposition to Roman imperialism in the first century. He quotes Richard Horsely as saying, “Trying to understand Jesus without knowing how Roman imperialism” worked is like “trying to understand Martin Luther King without knowing how slavery,Continue reading “Jesus and Caesar: God’s Love in the Context of Roman Imperialism”

Race and Justice: Moving from Protest to Action

By Joe LaGuardia Now that protests are waning, the question becomes, “Now what?” What are you going to do about racism, discrimination and prejudice aside from marching around the block a few times?  Now its not about slogans or whitty tweets.  Now is about shifting our entire culture away from violence and bigotry to understanding,Continue reading “Race and Justice: Moving from Protest to Action”