He recounts a vision, like John-the-seer in the book of Revelation. Except his is not a binary vision of heaven’s victory and evil’s defeat, but of nonviolent generosity and mutual respect—one that embodies Jesus’ call to radical peacemaking.
Jesus disrupted the pseudo-peace to expose it for what it was; a weapon of the state to maintain the status quo.
To be witnesses to the resurrection we must utter our 'No' to state-sanctioned violence, racism, oppression, injustice, and all that endangers life and creation.
Revivalism is a very American way of responding to social crisis. The revivals of the Second Great Awakening called for conversion to Jesus that went beyond personal piety and the promise of heaven.