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God's Politics

Jesus’ approach is always fresh, surprising, new, and unexpected. Consequently, it always provoked a direct reaction…. He shattered firmly formed convictions and beliefs. He often used nonreligious language, avoiding the religious language of his contemporaries, a language that had been used so long, and so often by so many people, that it had lost its meaning almost completely. He continually used examples from everyday life to express himself.
– Joseph G. Donders
Praying and Preaching the Sunday Gospel
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