Sunday favorites

Galatians 2:11-14*

Later, when Peter came to Antioch, I had a face-to-face confrontation with him because he was clearly out of line. Here’s the situation. Earlier, before certain persons had come from James, Peter regularly ate with the non-Jews. But when that conservative group came from Jerusalem, he cautiously pulled back and put as much distance as he could manage between himself and his non-Jewish friends. That’s how fearful he was of the conservative Jewish clique that’s been pushing the old system of circumcision. Unfortunately, the rest of the Jews in the Antioch church joined in that hypocrisy so that even Barnabas was swept along in the charade.

But when I saw that they were not maintaining a steady, straight course according to the Message, I spoke up to Peter in front of them all: “If you, a Jew, live like a non-Jew when you’re not being observed by the watchdogs from Jerusalem, what right do you have to require non-Jews to conform to Jewish customs just to make a favorable impression on your old Jerusalem cronies?”

* Straying from the usual NRSV to The Message translation because subtweeting.

"I think it said "prominently". Which still leaves possibilities."

LBCF, No. 173: ‘The hidden display’
"1.5 by Republican math... which included the assumption that no one would take advantage of ..."

LBCF, No. 173: ‘The hidden display’
"Similar joke I heard:The people who said 13 year olds were mature enough to date ..."

LBCF, No. 173: ‘The hidden display’
"Anthea Butler is always worth reading.BILLY GRAHAM AND THE GOSPEL OF AMERICAN NATIONALISTIC CHRISTIANITYhttp://religiondispatches.o..."

Billy Graham is dead

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!

What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment