Verity A. Jones
Verity A. Jones is executive vice president at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis.
In this week’s Gospel reading, many people praise Jesus’ teaching—until he claims that he is the fulfillment of the scripture he reads. It is difficult for American Christians to grasp how shocking Jesus’ announcement is to a first-century synagogue.
For a Christian, freedom means being the one whom God intends us to be.
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