On the Church and Empire – Theological Consistency

I wrote the following blog in September of 2009, and am reposting it. Obviously, this is a huge subject, but I remain mystified by the silence of certain theologians who tore their clothes almost daily it seemed from 2000-2008 over what they thought was a co-opting of the church by the "Empire." They called for […]

Whatever Happened to our Concerns about Empire?

Remember when Christian theologians were concerned about an "unholy" alliance of church and "Empire." I do. It was just last year. From roughly 2004 through the election of 2008, I noticed a surge in articles, conferences, and books (largely academic) that expressed grave concern that America had been co-opted by the Christian right, and that […]