Show Your Cheeks for Jesus!

This is excerpted from the larger weekly Heretic’s Guide to the Bible Study. To read more, CLICK HERE, or on the banners above or below. First Reading Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 Psalm Psalm 149 Second reading Ephesians 1:11-23 Gospel Luke 6:20-31 It is an interesting time in the lectionary to have many of these texts come [Read More…]

Which is it? Eye for an Eye or Turn the Other Cheek? (BANNED QUESTIONS)

How do we reconcile the Old Testament command for vengeance (eye for an eye) with Jesus’ command to turn the other cheek and love our enemies? (Order BANNED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BIBLE, now available at Chalice Press and other booksellers.) Becky Garrison: Our hatred of the “other” is nothing new. At the time of Jesus’ [Read More…]