The Love Power of Jesus

Written by Mark Van Steenwyk : March 3, 2008


I have an article up on the Porpoise Diving Life site. Here’s the intro paragraph…

On Washington Avenue, on your way from downtown Minneapolis to the Cedar/Riverside neighborhood, sits the Love Power Church building. Now vacant, the building is a creepy landmark made infamous by its gigantic, trippy, mural of Jesus. Here is a big, tan, blue-eyed Jesus promoting love under the gentle arch of a happy rainbow. On the arch of the rainbow, painted in huge letters, is the word “L?VE P?WER.” This mural is a cheesy example of what Christians have proclaimed for 2000 years: God is love, and if you want to see God’s love in action, look at Jesus.  [read the rest here]

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2 Responses to “The Love Power of Jesus”

  1. jurisnaturalist on March 3rd, 2008 12:57 pm

    Sovereignty balances love.
    All - accepting exclusivity based on adherence to the Christian Ethic may be a synonym for Christian Love.
    Everyone is welcome, so long as you keep the rules. Is that really so different from the world though?
    The difference is in the law-giver, whom is not arbitrary nor respectful of privilege.
    Nathanael Snow

  2. Marking Time on March 5th, 2008 7:03 am

    IMHO, the worldwide church has not gotten a whole lot of sound new advice or theology application from Dr. Dobson. But the place where he started: promoting and clarifying the idea of “Tough Love”, especially for families, is still an important message. The key to unleashing Jesus’ “love power” is in the order of priority inherent in the phrase — just put love first, which will then let you exercise the power generously, and judiciously.

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