A reality of the death of Jesus: a household gathered-church of strangers and unequals that challenged and changed everything
Working on a paper (which will eventually be a chapter in a book on Christianity and Responding to Tyranny) where I am arguing that it was the household gathered-church of strangers and unequals that challenged and changed everything--the local church was God's way of addressing the issues of racism, oppression, and inequality among human-beings.
Here's a tentative conclusion to the section on the table, household baptism, and kiss that changed everything:
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Chip M. Anderson, advocate for biblical social action; pastor of an urban church plant in the Hill neighborhood of New Haven, CT; husband, father, author, former Greek & NT professor; and, 19 years involved with social action.