Monday, May 23, 2016
Colossians Remixed:Subverting the Empire
Went to Sojourn Midtown this past Sunday and the sermon was taught over Colossians and this quote was used during that time.
"Whatever you can imagine visible and invisible mountains and atoms; outer space, urban space and cyberspace whether it be the Pentagon, Disneyland, Microsoft or AT and T whether it be the institutionalized power structures of the state, the academy or the market, all things have been created in him and through him."
"He is their source, their purpose, their goal even in their rebellion, even in their idolatry, he is the sovereign one. Their power and authority is derived at best parasitic at worst."
"In the face of the empire, in the face of the presumptuous claims to sovereignty, in the face of the imperial and idolatrous forces in our lives, Christ is before all things. He is sovereign in life, not the pimped dreams of the global market, not the idolatrous forces of nationalism, not the insatiable desires of a consumerist culture."
Brian J. Walsh and Sylvia C. Keesmaat