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Did Jesus Label People?

Did Jesus Label People? One year, during the Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, someone complained about the use of labels in our dialog and said something to the effect: “Why do we have to label people as Liberal or Conservative, Right or Left, Progressive or Traditional? Why can’t we just be like Jesus? He didn’t use labels.” That comment started me thinking about Jesus and the use of labels. (In addition to Bible study, I use a daily reading plan which includes reading through the Old Testament once each year and the New Testament twice each year.) … Continue reading

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