Sometimes, the Revised Common Lectionary just doesn’t cut it. Today is one of those days. We’re not limited to the assigned Bible text as we discuss spiritual freedom. Tomorrow is our firework-laden holiday, so . . . Happy Fourth of July! We have much for which to be thankful, including our legendary freedom and independence (which started over two-hundred years ago). Less obvious but more critical is our spiritual freedom, which Jesus shared almost two-thousand years ago. A first task involves sorting freedom from slavery. Old Testament (OT) Judaism was a debilitating burden that inevitably grew worse. The rules and regulations rampant in ancient JudaismRead More →