15 – The Problem with our Fundamentalism: Maybe God’s on Their Side
undamentalism fails to see complexity in things. That is, a Samaritan may be on God’s side. We might not be. What is God’s side? His side is that we follow the teachings of Jesus and do what he said. This is what it means to call him Lord, to honour him. Fundamentalism sees people through […]
16 – Jesus and Money: Another One of His ‘Bad’ Ideas
hat did Jesus teach about money and what does this have to do with community and worship? Jesus taught a lot about money, and each time he made the same point: don’t store it up, but share it with others. This would save their community from destruction, but the people in that day wouldn’t hear. […]
17 – Jesus and Non-Violence
But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.” Matt 5:39 This is Jesus speaking to those who would be his disciples. He added, “Why do you call me Lord and don’t do the things that I say?” We [...]
18 – Jesus and Paul: Are they Preaching Different Gospels?
So how do we reconcile Jesus’ teachings with Paul’s? It has often been said that Paul taught the real gospel, while Jesus was mainly to do with preevangelism. This means Jesus spoke on the law, showing how all had fallen short, but that Jesus didn’t really carry the gospel message. This was left for Paul, [...]