Politics, Pluralism, and Providence
Today we begin a new series through the Old Testament book of Esther. This is the (true) story about the potential extinction of the Jews during the Persian empire, and God’s hidden hand through an unlikely heroine. Esther has all the ingredients of a great story: complex characters, an evil villain, perilous danger, suspense, irony, surprise reversals, humor and a happy ending. But, even more important than its literary value, are its insights into how to find our way amidst our pluralistic world today – a world that is surprisingly a lot like Esther’s.