sheep in sheep’s clothing

When the earliest Christian movement was criminal the real danger came from infiltrators. These were called wolves in sheep’s clothing. It was an “us vs. them” world. But now that Christianity is popular and inculturation is complete it is no longer “us vs. them” but “us vs. us”. There is…

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SHEEP WEEK: culling is killing

Welcome to SHEEP WEEK, a week of my sustained critique of the shepherd/sheep analogy illustrated by my cartoons. This morning’s cartoon is “Culling is Killing”. If you have a particular vision of what you want your people to be like that isn’t universal, that doesn’t include all, that isn’t all-encompassing,…

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sheep week: the new black

Welcome to another installment for SHEEP WEEK! This sheep is the new black sheep. This is what I mean: At the root of our divisions is the fear of the Other, the Different, the Not-Like-Us. I suggest that this deep-rooted fear spawned the scriptures that preach separation and segregation, which…

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the danger of being choice sheep

Welcome to SHEEP WEEK! The problem with any analogy is that those is power will stretch it to its unintended extremes to secure and increase their authority. This is the problem with the shepherd/sheep analogy. What was originally intended to illustrate care mutated into illustrating abuse. The famous Ezekiel 34…

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