Monthly Archives: July 2020

Words Have Limitations

In a society of words—social media, newscasts, news publications, the radio— words matter. In a faith steeped in words—the Scriptures, sermons, prayers, and songs—words matter. But words have limitations. Words can’t feed the hungry, only hands can do that. Words … Continue reading

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Justice in the Scriptures, Part 1 of 1,297

Just kidding. I will only write about 4-6 posts on this. Consider this an introduction we will revisit throughout the series. The Poor/Needy, the Widow, the Foreigner, the Orphan/Fatherless in the Hebrew Tradition Yahweh is very specific about the poor, … Continue reading

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Separation and Division, Part 2

Remember the moments when King Jesus uses strong words? They could be interpreted as lacking compassion, un-Christ-like (oddly), and perhaps even dehumanizing. Jesus uses rhetoric like ‘white washed walls’ and ‘hypocrisy’ (Matt. 23:27-28), ‘children of snakes’ (Matt. 12:34; 23:33), and … Continue reading

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Separation and Division, Part 1

“Therefore, everyone who will acknowledge me before others, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven. 33 But whoever denies me before others, I will also deny him before my Father in heaven. 34 Don’t assume that I came to bring peace on … Continue reading

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