Kingdom v. Empire – sense or nonsense?

(This is our 2nd ‘blog’ post – your feedback is encouraged and welcome!)

Recently, we kicked off our evening sermon series (click here for sermons) ‘The Way of the Kingdom’, which will look at various ways in which ‘the Kingdom way’ (the lifestyle formed and informed by Jesus’ life, teachings and Spirit) is worked out in real every-day life in the midst of the ’empire’ (the lifestyle formed and informed by oppressive systems/structures ancient and modern).

What do you think about this ‘Kingdom v. Empire’ comparison?  Does it hold water (logically, biblically, historically, practically, etc.)?