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    John 7:37–39
    Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology 63 (4): 394-396. 2009.
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    Which God Is With Us?
    Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology 64 (4): 380-389. 2010.
    There is a tension in the Gospel of Matthew between two very different images of God. In the Sermon on the Mount, God is portrayed as being boundlessly gracious and forgiving, while in eight Matthean parables, God is seen as vindictive and punitive. This poses an ethical dilemma: which God is with us and whom should we emulate?
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    The Cross and Cycles of Violence
    Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology 58 (4): 376-385. 2004.
    The passion narratives have often been read in ways that reinforce victimization of abused persons, particularly women, who accept any kind of suffering as their way of “carrying the cross” in the footsteps of Jesus. Yet these narratives can also help to galvanize communities of believers toward transformative change. The Johannine Jesus, who goes to calamity's depths for his friends, is one image that offers liberative possibilities