The Braided Whip

I’ve been thinking about Jesus outside the temple, patiently braiding that whip out of cords. I’ve been trying to figure out exactly what it meant, that careful work to create a weapon with which to drive the money changers and the livestock sellers out of the temple. The incident would set the city astir and lead [...]

Why I Love the Hijackers

This is part of my Sunday Celebrations series. If you’re a U.S. citizen and not living in a barn in the boondocks, and maybe even if you are, you know what today is. It’s “Patriot Day,” “9/11 Day,” “The Day The Twin Towers Fell.” Or whatever. And it’s the tenth anniversary of that. And it’s been talked [...]

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