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
An empire of indifference
Exile as a consequence of infidelity
A new Jerusalem, a new kind of exodus
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
Jesus wants to save us from ____