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Do You Hate Samaritans?

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Do you hate Samaritans? If not, one of Jesus’ most famous teachings, The Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37), won’t work as intended. The leverage point of the parable is that Jesus’ hearers despised their northern Samaritan neighbors, and … Continue reading

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The Koans of Jesus

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“What is the sound of one hand clapping?” “What moves, the flag or the wind?” Huh???? These are koans, which are nonsensical Buddhist riddles, the very contemplation of which exhausts the rational mind so that a deeper wisdom emerges. When … Continue reading

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