January 23, 2021

Letter to Jesus 2: The Pharisee in the Mirror

Dear Jesus, How is it that the people who claim to follow you most closely bear such a marked resemblance to the ones you criticized most during your ministry? People of the Book. Separated from “sinners.” Concerned for your glory. We are devoted to studying the scriptures and parsing out their meaning and application to our […]

Letter to Jesus 1: Friend of Sinners

Dear Jesus, I’ve been thinking about what it means that they called you “friend of sinners.” I know it wasn’t a title you gave yourself, it was a slur from the religious folks, who taught that the righteous should separate themselves from the wicked in order to stay pure and upright before God. You didn’t play […]