The Ministry of Reconciliation: Embassy of Grace
However thin, there is a theology behind Barna's interpretation of Jesus as the paradigmatic "Revolutionary," and it is basically that of the nineteenth-century revivalist Charles Finney.
Wherever tensions flare up in the world between nations, it is usually the embassies of both nations that feel the brunt. For example, the U.S. embassy in any part of the world is actually considered U.S. territory: an island in a foreign country. There citizens under threat find shelter and from it diplomats receive and communicate the policies set by the current U. S. administration. When you're on embassy soil, you are actually in your nation of true citizenship.
It's not surprising that the New Testament draws on similar metaphors for international diplomacy, ...