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Yes, Jesus Fed the 5000—But it Backfired Badly!

We all know the story of Jesus feeding the 5000; all four gospels include it. What many do not notice is that it backfired badly and created a crisis. We explore that crisis in this two-part article. Mark 6 tells us: … Continue reading

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Do Jesus’ Words and Actions Demonstrate Empathy — or Judgment?

A central proposal of this blog is that Jesus’ message and example are geared toward empathy, reconciliation, and acceptance rather than judgment and exclusion. For the past two-and-a-half years I have addressed selected harmful beliefs by comparing them to Jesus’ … Continue reading

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