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If Jesus was putting on a scene in order to convict his disciples of their own exclusionary, xenophobic, racist, sexist, selfish attitudes towards the woman – “Make her go away!” they say. “Make her stop talking” – then we have yet fully to learn our lesson. Continue reading

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Jesus’ health insurance policy

He tried ignoring her. Then, she was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted. Continue reading

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Did Jesus get it wrong?

That’s the question that preachers often wrestle with when this story comes up. The story of the Syro-Phoenician woman, which should be called the story of the mother; because it is not for herself that this woman challenges and begs … Continue reading

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