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7 – Division: Jesus’ Problem with the Pharisees

ivision is something we humans have always tended to believe in. There is always the bad person, bad group or bad nation. This scapegoating way of handling our problems goes way back in our history, and is still our knee jerk response. Not to say there aren’t any bad guys, but is dividing and conquering […]

9 – Jesus’ Warning: Separation that Destroys

e have traditions of separation. In fundamentalism they have scriptural support. Like Jesus, when he said, “who is my mother, sister and brother, but he who hears the word of God and does it.” Especially in our Reformed tradition, we have used texts like this as a pretext for separation. We could add text after […]