Tag Archives: Matthew

Sheep, Goats, Hmmmm

Part of the problem of the parable of the sheep and the goats is the identity of “the least of these.” I’ve got a theory and it makes me both uncomfortable and hopeful. Continue reading

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Using it to Pieces

We do not like the parables of judgment, perhaps because we spend too much time focusing on the justice of those judgments and too little on what we can learn about how we live. Continue reading

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Paying Cash

We do not like the parable of the ten young ladies because the “good guys” are “mean.” But what if we ditched the assumption that the women Must Be Wrong? Continue reading

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Discerning Caesar

Jesus and the Pharisees are arguing (quelle surprise). This time they’re doing it about money and Jesus answers a question about taxes by talking about discernment. Continue reading

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Trusting Power

Jesus is challenged to explain his power and he answers by talking about trust. This is because trust and faith are the same word in Greek. Continue reading

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I Knew It!

Jonah has his tub of popcorn and stadium seat at the ready. He’s excited to high five God while a much deserved can of whoop-ass is opened up on Nineveh. And God leaves him hanging. Continue reading

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