Category Archives: Theology and Politics

There is much critique of human politics in the Bible. Israel both replicated the political institutions around her to a large extent and developed strains of thought which undermined them.

“For the Word of God is sharper than any two-edged sword”: Re-deploy at will

Jeremiah 23:23-32 23 Am I a God near by, says Yahweh, and not a God far off? 24 Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them? says Yahweh. Do I not fill heaven and earth? says Yahweh. 25 I … Continue reading

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Israel’s Varied Testimony Regarding Kingship

Israel’s Varied Testimony Regarding Kingship

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“I Pledge Allegiance . . .”

“I pledge allegiance . . . to Jesus Christ, and to the Kingdom for which he lived, died, and rose.       ‘May His Kingdom come’        in all its fullness;       ‘May the knowledge of Yahveh       cover the earth, as the waters … Continue reading

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Divine Subversion of Political Hubris in Daniel

The book of Daniel is an example of “survivalist literature” in our Bible. As such, it is a tale for our own time. In it we hear voices of the community of faith who struggle to cling to faith and … Continue reading

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