The triumph of evil depends entirely on disguise. For Paul, sin is not primarily individual fault, but the negative matrix out of which both evil & enlightenment arise.

We don’t seem to understand what evil is, how it operates, or what we can do, personally or collectively, to reduce its power over us and its impact on our world. (Sunday)

For Paul, sin is not primarily individual fault, but the negative matrix out of which both evil and enlightenment arise. (Monday)

Both Thomas Aquinas and C. S. Lewis taught that the triumph of evil depends entirely on disguise. Our egos must see it as some form of goodness and virtue so that we can buy into it. (Tuesday)

Paul’s “powers” and “principalities” are almost certainly his premodern words for what we would now call corporations, institutions, nation-states, and organizations that demand our full allegiance and thus become idolatrous. (Wednesday)

Jesus’ social program, as far as I can see, is a quiet refusal to participate in almost all external power structures or domination systems. (Thursday)

Universal solidarity is the important lesson, not private salvation. (Friday)

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