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Whistle blowers and the church When I was in secondary school one of the teams we played against was from the Verona Fathers, a Roman Catholic seminary where boys were being trained as prospective priests. We cheered our team and jeered theirs during the game but before and after the game things were OK between …

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It’s not what you say, it’s what you do — Matthew 20:28–32

The King’s judgements Matthew has a thing about the number 3 when it comes to parables. The parables in chapters 8 and 9 are grouped in three groups of three, and here there are another three parables. The context is that Jesus has come back into Jerusalem. The last time he overturned the tables of …

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It wasn’t the fig tree’s fault — Matthew 21:18–22

The King’s judgements One thing to remember when reading through Matthew's Gospel is that things are not necessarily consecutive, Matthew was writing a gospel, not a history, but they are carefully placed so that the stories that run together affect each other. The previous passage had children praising Jesus because of his miracles but the …

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