A little over a decade ago, I wrote an Easter play that got me into trouble with my church leadership. My project got canned because my church and I fundamentally disagreed about who Jesus was on Earth. My Jesus was a thought leader, a defier of corrupt authority, and a teacher who inspired students to love learning and experience liberation through education.My pastor told me that my Jesus reeked of rebellion and she wouldn’t allow this play to be produced because it would inspire our young people to disrespect their parents and teachers.
The problem started weeks earlier when I was asked to write the Easter play and decided it should be a collaborative project between the youth ministry and me. I was co-leading our youth group until the church found a new youth pastor. I proposed a process to the youth: Let’s reimagine the series of events leading to Christ’s crucifixion as conflicts in a high school. ….http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/4/16/1653527/-Resurrection-and-Resistance-An-organizer-s-journey-of-faith?