BREAKING NEWS: This Just Happened and the World May Never Be the Same | UnTangled

Source: BREAKING NEWS: This Just Happened and the World May Never Be the Same | UnTangled

This is Kelly Flannagan at his very best, on the ‘recent’ divorce between Love and Power. A must read. Here is a significant quote:

Religion was divided over the events. In part because that’s what Religion likes to do—divide itself—but also because it has been such a strong public supporter of Love, while quietly relying on Power to grow its numbers. One ecstatic pastor was heard to say, “We’ve been waiting for Love to come home. Faith and Hope have been missing their sibling.” In contrast, another prominent pastor lamented, “We can’t run our business without Power and his buddy Shame. Love should reconcile with them immediately.”

Richard Rohr – Subverting the Honour – Shame System

One of the best ways to study Scripture is to use the lens of cultural anthropology; in other words, to learn about the social setting in which Jesus lived and the problems with which he was dealing. What we find is that the Mediterranean culture at his time was overwhelmingly dominated by an honor/shame system largely based on externals. Actually, we still live that way in the United States and Western Europe, although we pretend we don’t!

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