“In my search for solutions to the polarization we are caught in, I discovered that Jesus, in the first century, faced the same emotional and spiritual gridlock we are facing. Jesus inhabited a boiling Crock-Pot of both progressives and conservatives (it’s true, for real). It was thick and sticky and bitter. I wondered if there was a way, a peculiar way forward that Jesus carved out for this movement called Christianity. This was not a quaint exploration for me; the hostility we feel toward each other must be dismantled, or it will destroy us. It might be the most pressing issue of our time.” (Love Over Fear, Dan White, Jr., p.14)
What do you know about the "boiling Crock-Pot" in which Jesus lived and ministered? Who were the major players? Who were enemies?
How do you feel about Dan's statements in the last two sentences, above? Do they resonate with you? Why or why not?