This text follows directly on from the one in the lectionary yesterday. I'm not sure when Jesus was talking about Jerusalem being surrounded -- he had prophesied the destruction of the the temple, which happened in 72 AD, when Titus circumvalleted the entire city, leaving it surrounded from armies. But from this there is a … Continue reading At times, run.
The idea of a holy war, or jihad. predates the Islamists by a couple of thousand years. But we then have to ask ourselves what this means. For today's text is as much about revolution and aggression., and it is as much about us as our enemies. Psalm 149 5 Let the faithful exult in glory; … Continue reading God and Empire?