S1. E3. The Christ Who Resists Empire with Damon Garcia

In this episode, Rev. Bri-anne sits down with progressive Christian mystic, Damon Garcia, as they talk about Damon’s new book, “The God Who Riots: Taking Back the Radical Jesus.” Anchored with the story of Jesus overturning the tables in the temple, we discuss the origins of Damon’s book, the importance of understanding the context out of which the Jesus movement emerged, and how absolutely ridiculous it is to talk about Jesus being “cancelled.”

A full transcript of this episode is available.

Damon Garcia

John 2:13-22 – Jesus Cleanses the Temple
read by the Rev. Stephen Milton, minister at Lawrence Park Community Church in Toronto, Canada.


The God Who Riots: Taking Back the Radical Jesus [Amazon]
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