9.09.2008

Heaven Help Us!

"...the scripture always bends towards the oppressed and the marginalized. Beginning in the Torah—take care of the widow, the orphan, the stranger among you. The story is written by oppressed minorities. And it continues, no room in the inn, they follow Jesus because they are hungry. The story always goes towards the underside of the Empire. I think it is sometimes hard for the American church to understand the Bible because we are the Empire. We are the ones in power, the ones with wealth. I think in some settings that's why the Bible has such little power."

Rob Bell (emphasis mine)

2 comments:

Sean said...

A very powerful perspective that is sadly not understood by the current Empire.

Steve S. said...

...so what is politics like in Santa Cruz?

And how has that effected you, and your team, and what you are attempting to do?