Here’s another paper, this time written for a public and political theology discussion group I’ve been part of.  The topic for the week was ‘what does it mean to develop discipleship in a ‘Babylonian’ context?’ (i.e., a context in which God’s people are a minority within a sceptical or sometimes hostile culture).  As a historian by training I’ve always been interested not only in ‘what happened’ in the past but also in how individuals’ and cultures’ senses of history and the relationship between past, present and future lead them to act certain ways in the present.  This paper explores how four perspectives on time potentially call for different sorts of thought and action amongst those who follow Jesus today.  Four Time Perspectives on Developing Discipleship in a Babylonian Context – Mar 2017