Justice and Revenge in the Epic of Osama

I woke up this morning to the headline “Osama Bin Laden is dead”. President Obama declares “Justice has been done”. Has it? It sounds like the kind of justice Holywood loves, the kind of redemptive violence that makes good action┬ámove. It’s the type of justice that has been doing the rounds since ancient Babylon. And […]

Things I want to think about: When the Emperor becomes a Christian

I probably don’t have the time or place in my course to investigate this question properly, but it’s a really interesting one. What happens when the Emperor becomes a Christian? First of all, some of the assumptions that I’m making. Jesus primarily teaches groups, not individuals (the exception that proves the rule – John 3) […]