Category Archives: Disconnects

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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