Andrew DeCort holds a Ph.D. in religious and political ethics from the University of Chicago. His new book, Flourishing on the Edge of Faith: Seven Practices for a New We, explores the prayer of Jesus and how it can unlock our flourishing today, especially for people who are sick of religion. 

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How Good Friday Undermines the Powers and Principalities

by Andrew DeCort 04-06-2023

Image of Jesus on the cross. Credit: Unsplash/Francesco Alberti.

Three years prior to Jesus’ crucifixion, he had launched a public movement in the violent society of the Roman Empire. He said that God’s kingdom was coming close, and he invited people to rethink their lives in light of it. His message revolved around a teaching that we desperately need to embrace today. That teaching, however, is also what led to his crucifixion.