Act Series | Criminal Christians



Read Acts 12:1-18 (there is time at which to pause and read during the video)
Here are some discussion questions:
  • What stands out to you in the passage?
    What happens when the Christian faith becomes aligned with the state, with political power?
  • What does it mean to you that for most of history, Christians have been the ones who have been criminalized?
  • Who are the people and groups who are criminalized in such ways today?
  • How is the Christian faith often co-opted to protect the status quo?
  •  What does it mean to say that Christians ought to be secular critics of the gods of the age?
  • How does the fact that the Christian Church is formed in the pedagogy of the prison change the way we see those who are criminalized today?
  • What do you see as “comic relief” in the story of Peter being broken out of prison?



Read “The Greatest Table” by Michael J Rosen and Becca Stadtlaner or watch and listen to it being read in video below.

“If you’re hungry, join us here, pull up another chair. We’ll all scoot over, and make more room, there’s always some to spare”. A tender book about connections made around the table where there is always room for one more. A great word picture of what God through the Holy Spirit is doing in the Book of Acts.