Romans 13 is not what you think

(Below is the sermon I preached on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. You can listen to the sermon from the church website — www.ststephenlc.org)

Did you know that there is a long history of the Bible being abused and used as a weapon of control? Did you know that slave owners in America would take their slaves to church? They would sit in different sections of the church of course, because the slaves were considered less than human, and then they would hear a proslavery version of God. There would be an emphasis on passages of Ephesians and Colossians that told the hearers — “Slaves…

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Pastor Matthew Best

My name is Matthew Best. I’m an ELCA (Lutheran) pastor who attempts to translate church and churchy stuff into everyday language.