September 5, 2021

B41: The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B (2021)

Chuck Treadwell

After today’s gospel reading from Mark 7:24-37, we might ask, “Wait a minute. Did Jesus just call that woman a dog?” says Chuck Treadwell, Rector of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas. He continues, “In short, the answer is, yes, he did…This a very troubling passage for us.” Listen as Treadwell puts this passage into context and helps us understand Jesus’s response as a way of “turning the whole inside/outside conflict on its head.”

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