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”

The Ten Commandments for Welcoming Guests to Church

By Joe LaGuardia Church consultants and pastors have spilled much ink regarding how churches should welcome guests.  There is a reason for that: Churches, from veteran churches to church-starts, need to learn how to greet guests and be the welcoming community Christ calls us to be. You may be surprised to know that this doesContinue reading “The Ten Commandments for Welcoming Guests to Church”