Jesus Wants To Save Christians

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I’ve just finished my second read through of Jesus Wants To Save Christians, the latest Rob Bell book. Been mapping out a little of the directions it goes in…

Whose land is it, anyway?

A story about progress

East of Eden

An economy based on fear -> keeping us safe is v profitable

The cry of the oppressed

Anti-kingdom

An empire of indifference

Exile as a consequence of infidelity

A new Jerusalem, a new kind of exodus

Suspended promises

What kind of Son of David are you?

What do you do when your religion isn’t big enough for God?

Swords into plowshares

A story of movement: no one city/ religion/ perspective/ worldview can contain it

If the church gets converted, the whole world will follow

America as empire -> the bible is oppression narrative

We forget God by forgetting the widow, the orphan, & the refugee

Confusing blessing with entitlement

“American lifestyle is not up for negotiation” -> oil

Vicious cycle of the priority of preservation

Military spending -> empires accumulate

Founding of America & its wealth -> Native American genocide?

Followers of Christ missing the central message of the Bible?

Symbol of the revolution -> remember -> good gift

Being the Eucharist costs -> body broken, blood poured

“Me too”

Jesus wants to save us from ____

4 thoughts on “Jesus Wants To Save Christians

  1. @ supersimbo: looking forward to your thoughts on it, after all, it was you who got me started on rob bell…!

    @ rick: glad you’re enjoying it so far. sometimes i have to remind myself how radical this is for a large number of people to read (being someone who works for an international development agency and cant read the bible without seeing justice & mercy…)

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