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The Politics of Scripture

The Politics of Scripture series follows the Lectionary to connect political implications in the biblical text to issues facing contemporary thought and practice.

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Politics of Matthew 21:33-46 (The Parable of the Oppressed Tenants)

Jesus says, “Have you never read in the scriptures: The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone?” (20:42). Have you not heard that the poor own the kingdom of God? Do you not remember that the meek are blessed? Do you not remember that Christ is incarnate in the least of those among us? It is as hard for us to hear the cries of the poor today as it was for the Jesus’ fellow Jewish teachers and leaders to hear the voices of the tenants.

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The Political Theology of Jabbock, Genesis 32.22-28

Jacob’s biography is not a blueprint for activism, but perhaps a helpful model for what the church looks like in a world of empires, or at the very least a reminder that power can exist outside of prescribed structures. The story of Jacob empowers the marginalized to secure their own justice while reminding of the importance of confronting empire directly.

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