We continue our series on Power in the Church, interviewing our friend Brian Zahnd on how easy it is to succumb to the power of empire, and how to subvert the power of empire instead.
The conversation covers how the seductive power of empire shows up in the way we talk about politics, abortion, empires, nations, and religion.
The work of discipling people into the way of Jesus must also include a recognition that we have already been discipled into a rival religion called Americanism, complete with its own creation myth, sacred text, sacred places, and holy days.
To learn more about Brian visit his website.
And pick up his latest book, Postcards from Babylon: The Church in American Exile.
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