Remembering the Christianity of Jesus, not empire

by Amy Butler; from Religion News Service

“The last week has stripped bare the fact that the message and teachings of Jesus have been co-opted by empire: hijacked and skewed to perpetuate the very real injustices, pain and death that he spoke against. We’ve somehow come to accept these things as just another day in America and have become part of the problem. Under the leaders we elected, “Christianity” has become synonymous with toting guns and scolding protesters and waving Bibles around upside down as if we actually read them.”

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