Caesar as Savior vs. Empire of Grace

“Behold your King!”

They cried out, “Away with him, away with him, crucify him!”

Pilate said to them, “Shall I crucify your King?”

The chief priests answered, “We have no king but Caesar.”

So he delivered him over to them to be crucified.

— John 19:14–16

The way of Jesus is not the way of the world.

That’s not what I mean!

Effective Communication Can Be Puzzling

Harder Intake Can Improve Retention

The Parables of the Kingdom vs. Beastly Mascots

God is Like Jesus

The Minority Empire & Dominant Empire Are Both Worldly Empires

Pilate Tries Empire-Lite

How should one deal with Jesus?

Avoiding Jesus?

I cannot control God = fear.

I do not need to control God, I can trust God = no fear.

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