Brian Zahnd on Subverting the Power of Empire

46:06
 
Share
 

Manage episode 233659665 series 2359403
By Gravity Leadership. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

We continue our series on Power in the Church, interviewing our friend Brian Zahnd on how easy it is to succumb to the power of empire, and how to subvert the power of empire instead.

The conversation covers how the seductive power of empire shows up in the way we talk about politics, abortion, empires, nations, and religion.

The work of discipling people into the way of Jesus must also include a recognition that we have already been discipled into a rival religion called Americanism, complete with its own creation myth, sacred text, sacred places, and holy days.

To learn more about Brian visit his website.

And pick up his latest book, Postcards from Babylon: The Church in American Exile.


If you are interested in learning more about how to practice some of what we talk about in this episode, check out Gravity Leadership Academy, our 10-month training intensive for Christian leaders who want to bring lasting transformation to their culture.

If you found this episode of the Gravity Leadership Podcast helpful, please let us know by leaving a rating and review on iTunes, or wherever you review podcasts. You can also contact us to ask a question or suggest a topic for a future episode.

And fill out the form below to join the Gravity Leadership Community. You’ll get a curated list of interesting and edifying articles every week, plus FREE resources for leading like Jesus, living on mission, and making disciples.

If you are a human and are seeing this field, please leave it blank.
First Name
Email

The post Brian Zahnd on Subverting the Power of Empire appeared first on Gravity Leadership.

87 episodes