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Month: May 2014

Two or Three

With this play about the power of two or three agreeing on anything, I break my own rule against applying interpretative frameworks to the raw accounts I find in the text. Jesus uses the word that will later in the New Testament be translated “church”, and the question is what he could have been talking…

Taking Up the Cross

What a crazy ride it’s been. After a series of crowd-unfriendly parables, there’s an explosion of miracles, and then an equally sudden going into hiding, and then these distressing statements by Jesus about how he’s going to die (along with a prediction of his resurrection that no one seems to have heard or remembered, and…

The Reluctant Healer

The story of The Syro-Phoenician Woman (as I grew up hearing it titled) has always been one of my favorite stories from the Gospels because in it, Jesus seems to undergo that common experience of all humanity: to dismiss another person in your mind and then be slapped in the face by some utterance or…