(February 20, 2011) Jesus teaches a third way of nonviolence that is neither retaliation nor passivity. With creativity, compassion, courage, and challenge, Jesus teaches us to choose the way that preserves and promotes humanity– ours, and that of the other. (Matthew 5:38-48)
In which a member of the congregation demonstrates how to very nearly smack the pastor in the face. That was close!
In this sermon, I quote from Jesus for President: Politics for Ordinary Radicals, by Shane Claiborne and Chris Haw.
I also reference a provocative piece of artwork by Michael Belk entitled “The Second Mile.”