No Other Gods: Keeping the Commandments in the Face of Empire
July 18-20, 2005
DePaul University Campus
Lincoln Park, Chicago
“No Other Gods” will focus on the opening commandments of the Decalogue (no other gods, no idols, no misuse of God’s name), given to Israel and the church to constitute our life as a political body. How should citizens of God’s commonwealth (Ephesians 2) understand and relate to the post-9/11 imperial designs and ambitions of American? When does respect for Caesar verge on having another god, committing idolatry, or taking the true God’s name in vain? How does the church keep the commandments in the face of the New American Empire?
News about the 2005 Summer Gathering
About 180 people gathered last week at DePaul University in Chicago to participate in the 2005 EP Summer Gathering: “No Other Gods.” I think those in attendance would agree that it was one of our best gatherings ever. We hope to have digital recordings and manuscripts from most of the plenary sessions posted on this site before long. Stay tuned.