Inconvenient Scriptures

Jubilee is a biblical idea. It’s the 50 year radical redistribution/restoration. It’s the time when debts are cancelled, land is returned to owners, indentured servants are set free, foreigners are welcomed, and more. You can find the full details in Leviticus 25.

Funny how I never hear those who argue for literal interpretation of Scripture point to this passage as one we should follow. I can actually get on board with following the year of Jubilee. But I rarely hear anyone argue for it. Apparently we’re too busy using Scripture as a weapon to point out other people’s sins that we…



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Pastor Matthew Best

My name is Matthew Best. I’m an ELCA (Lutheran) pastor who attempts to translate church and churchy stuff into everyday language.