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video interview: Walter Brueggemann on empire.

Empire is a coercive apparatus that causes all resources to flow to the narrow top and depends on cheap labour at the bottom.

The Church’s crisis is how to maintain a baptismal identity in the midst of the American empire.

http://anisa.org.za/sites/anisa.org.za/files/Tom%20Smith%20-%20ANiSA%20Theology%20Forum.mp3

Tom spoke recently on the practice of discipling in a mixed intentional community, interestingly from an economic standpoint. He refers to the writings of Alan Kreider, the early church and a conversion of the imagination. “As whites in South Africa, we’re not middle class – we are the rich.”