God’s Promise and World Power Systems

God’s Promise and World Power Systems

These images offer a visual introduction to the basic ancient cosmology and how political power structures evolved. It is important to understand the ancient worldview in order to fully grasp the language and context of God’s Promises to Abraham’s family. The temptation toward power struggles and violence in the ancient world are still present today. May we learn to hear God’s Promises, through Jesus Christ, clearly in our present situation.

Who Has the Power?

Who Has the Power?

Today’s reading from the Narrative Lectionary is Luke 1:46-56. This is Mary’s famous song, traditionally called the Magnificat. I wrote about it yesterday in the blog post titled “Blessed is She Who Believed.” That post elicited some positive response. One reader...

Hait Day 5: Will the Real Power Please Stand

Special thanks to Chrissy Petersen for these photos. Our time in Haiti continues to be a very good and educational experience. We got to work yesterday. My big job at the school in Williamson is to paint a mural on the main wall in the school yard. The pencil lines...
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