Stanley Hauerwas on reading Romans 13 AFTER Romans 12


Stanley Hauerwas talks about how American Christians read Romans 13 so as to justify American state power. This clip is from a panel discussion held in March 2007 at Duke University called Religious Speech in Public Discourse.” From Jesus Radicals I don’t know who the guy is that Hauerwas is setting straight here,  but he is here,  in this video,  Continue Reading

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All in a months time Sept/Oct 2008


Three very big influences/contributors to my journey, here in Nashville: The Office of Spiritual Development has put together a comprehensive schedule of events that focus on spirituality’s place in the world of American politics. The complete schedule of events includes:• Citizenship and Faith – Tony Campolo – September 3, 2008• The American Empire and the Kingdom of God – Dr. Continue Reading

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Dependent Upon The Community that can teach me how to be in community


Hauerwas in this podcast (The Craft): “Only by creating expectations in you,  do I have any hope of living faithfully” This is the thought that keeps me going when I am tempted to say to myself “You have no right to criticize the church when you are unwilling to jump in and ‘endure it’ “.  Ideally,  I want to keep Continue Reading

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The ensnarement of the status quo


Hauerwas’ lack of confidence in the political system (well founded, I believe….see this: Stanley Hauerwas on Christians and Politics at Theoblogical) is something that has, for me,  crept into my sense for the church in America,  not just for the ones who have sold out completely to America and its representative principalities and powers,   but also for the most of Continue Reading

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Stanley Hauerwas on Christians and Politics


Some really good stuff in this audio, such as: I’m not in any way telling Christians to withdraw [from politics].  Hell,  I just want you to be there as a Christian In the name of doing good,  one of the things we’ve done is build state power that is therefore capable of bombing Iraqis As Christians,  one of the things Continue Reading

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