Blogging Holy Week; Holy Wednesday…

This is a re-blog of an old post. Traditionally in the Eastern Church, the story of a woman pouring expensive oil onto the feet of Jesus and wiping them with her hair is told. The identity of this woman is unclear- but some have suggested that she was one and the same character familiar from this story. I thought it worth re-telling…

this fragile tent

(This is a continuation of a series of posts (here and here) asking questions about the dark passages of the Bible. Forgive me if this is all old news to you theological types- I began writing this as a review of where my own thinking is up to….)

So, we come to that truth word. I am tempted to try to deal with this as a philosophical concept- but for now, lets stick to Jesus-

 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

John 8:32

What did Jesus mean?

When you read the full passage, the whole thing gets even more complicated- Jesus is in the middle of one of his regular arguments with the religious hard liners- the Pharisees. Firstly they try to catch him out by bringing him a woman caught in adultery- who by law (Biblical, scriptural…

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