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Table Talk

Come to the Table

Invite your friends, pass the cookies, and dig into Sojourners. Table Talk discussion guides provide a gathering place for communities to discuss issues of faith, politics, and culture—local and global. Table Talk offers a smorgasbord of questions (enough for four sessions, if you want to arrange it that way), as well as resources for further study and action. You bring dessert.

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Session I. God and Empire

"Dangerous Religion" (p. 20)
"The Project for a New American Empire" (p. 27)
"Defiant Daughters" (p. 31)

Jim Wallis critiques George W. Bush's transformation from a self-help Methodist to a man who seems to view his presidency, and America's position of power, as part of a divine plan to "rid the world of evil." As Duane Shank reveals, the administration's wars and policy are shaped in large part by right-wing ideologues bent on maintaining the U.S.'s worldwide military superiority. Laurel Dykstra's study on Exodus offers one biblical response to empire—the resistance of Pharaoh's daughter.

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Sojourners Magazine September-October 2003
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