“Tactical Rabbi”. Why not “Tactical Priests”? “Tactical Bishops”?
Let us begin our reflection on this post with a favorite passage of Scripture from Nehemiah 4:16-18 about the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem, a pivotal moment in salvation history:
And it came to pass from that day forward, that half of their young men did the work, and half were ready for to fight, with spears, and shields, and bows, and coats of mail, and the rulers were behind them in all the house of Juda. Of them that built on the wall and that carried burdens, and that laded: with one of his hands he did the work,