Problems of Power

In Matthew 1, Miriam and Joseph seem to have rejoiced, ruptured, and reconciled after the news that Jesus was on the way. The next chapter shows how others began to respond to Jesus showing up. We tend to think we would respond like the heroes of the story. Maybe that’s true, but I don’t think […]

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The womb of revolution

After beginning with a foundation of making sure people know that Jesus’s story is not supposed to be told in isolation, that continues what God was doing through Abraham, and David, and the whole people of Israel across the centuries, it adds the layers of Jubilee and that Jesus was not the end of the […]

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Jesus, Jubilee, and Joy

During the last year and a half of pandemic life, I found a new hobby. I started translating the Bible. I began intending to paraphrase it to make it accessible to my kids, to address some issues with traditional word choice for certain ideas, like ‘faith,’ that serve to distract from the intended meaning rather […]

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