R. Alan Streett's previous book, Caesar and the Sacrament: Baptism: A Rite of Resistance, demonstrated how Christian baptism functioned as an oath of a new allegiance toward King Jesus, forsaking former allegiances to other authority figures and structures such as Caesar and the Roman Empire.
Reflections of a bilingual Bible student (sometimes in English, sometimes in English and Spanish)
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Book Review - Songs of Resistance
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Attitudes Toward Churches and Spiritual Leaders
This past Sunday, this line from my pastor's sermon stuck with me:
“Unresolved anger towards one spiritual authority leads to a bad attitude towards all spiritual authority." -- Rod Loy
Often, we see people who had a bad experience in a certain kind of church (progressive, Evangelical, Pentecostal/Charismatic, etc.) react to their bad experience with complete and total suspicion of anything and everything they were taught in their previous church.
Someone who formerly went to a prosperity gospel church may end up seeing every discussion about tithes and offerings as an abusive attempt to promise financial blessings in exchange for giving to the church.