Blog Posts

In general, I will be using the categories in my Bibliography for the structure of my writings. I have listed the prospective blogs for the first section: The Empire Context. If you want to know when I am posting the blogs, click the ‘like’ beneath the wide picture at the top of the Facebook page, also titled Subversive Church, and you will be notified when they appear. (Alternatively, click Following, then select Turn on Notifications and you will be notified when a new blog is posted.)


I. Context: Bible and Church in Empire

A Caesar and his Empire of Rome
1. Why Empire Scholarship? Found here
2. Empire: Foreground of the New Testament Found here
3. The Roman Imperial World here

B Jesus and his Kingdom of God
4. Kingdom: Alternative to Empire I Introduction    present post
Kingdom: Alternative to Empire II
Kingdom: Alternative to Empire III


II. Text: Empire in the Bible

In the Shadow of Empire
Empire in the New Testament
Notes from Two Books on Empire

B Specific books of the New Testament
Matthew from the writings if Warren Carter
Galatians from the writings of Brigitt Kahl
Empire’s Effect on Nine Later books,
Hebrews through Revelation, by Cynthia Westfall

III Implications for the Contemporary Church
The Great Turning