Tell me what you think.
I’m not sure the “MeToo” movement, etc., is the only or best illustration of her point, but I do think Nadia Bolz-Weber nails the meaning and intent of biblical apocalyptic literature in this clip.
“The dominant powers are not the ultimate powers.”
This is the message and the hope of books like Daniel and Revelation.
In the end it’s all about…
- the world’s power,
- how that power corrupts and leads to chaos,
- but how God wins in the end and restores shalom,
- and how his weak and marginalized people end up reigning with him, not through merit or defeating their enemies by violence but through faith, hope, and love.
It’s the Marvel Comics version of the Magnificat.