Coliseum in Rome, Italy where thousands of Christians were tortured and killed as entertainment for Roman citizens.
We welcome back The Rev. Dr. Karen Bach this morning to our pulpit!!
According to theologian Sally A. Brown, Ephesians 2:11-22 represents the ‘heart of the theology of Ephesians’ and ‘is meant to shake empires. What seems like a gentle prod to Gentile and Jewish Christians to ‘get along’ with each other, is actually a highly charged and potentially treasonous claim that negates the power and privilege of the Emperors and privileged of the Roman Empire. Similarly, this word from Paul challenges Christians of today to radical acceptance of and engagement with all people regardless of their status, their origin, their faith, or any other ways in which they are different.