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A Radical Message Indeed

Certainly the gospel story shatters the dominant culture’s system of lauding wealth & power, as the reviled shepherds and outsider gentile astrologers are embraced at the baby Jesus side.  We KNOW that almost all the shepherds were of a poor class working for absentee landlords, often as endentured labour.  … Read the rest

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Whose Side Was He On?

For many years I have suggeted to audiences that if they really want to know Jesus attitude towards the poor or marginalized, and conversely, the responses of the powerful, the wealthy and the gatekeepers of his society, they should do the following.… Read the rest

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‘Go Thou and Do Likewise’

If Jesus’ words “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” are His best-known directive, His best-known story may well be the story of the Good Samaritan. That parable has inspired painting, sculpture, poetry, and film. The colloquial phrase “Good Samaritan,” has come to mean someone who helps a stranger.… Read the rest

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