Category Archives: Disconnects

PARADOXICAL TEACHINGS

  In Webster’s online dictionary, paradox means “contradictory or opposed to common sense,” among other things. Basically, paradoxical beliefs in religion are mysteries that cannot be explained and are accepted on faith.  I do wonder what is the point of … Continue reading

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TREAT ‘EM LIKE A TAX COLLECTOR

  Some people show their insecurities by trying to excommunicate other people. They think Jesus would approve, and they quote Matthew 18:17 to justify excommunicating members of the Church: “If the offender refuses to listen even to the church, let … Continue reading

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TAKING A BATH

Is this a tease in John 13:10, “Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet, their whole body is clean.”  (TNIV)  Aren’t feet part of the “whole body”?  And who among us can take a bath … Continue reading

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SELF-SACRIFICE

    The divine transcendent and immanent   Would Jesus agree to offer himself as a sacrifice to his deity Abba as the Letter to the Hebrews has him doing?  Let’s imagine his reply:   “Why would I make a … Continue reading

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I DESIRE MERCY, NOT SACRIFICE

  My concern is that much of the New Testament clearly is not a reflection of the teachings of Jesus (just the theorizing of Paul and others), so that to teach the Bible without discernment can in fact be going … Continue reading

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