Because meals had become a situation of social and spiritual exclusion and divisiveness they become an arena in which Jesus brings the kingdom of God and obliterates those barriers, much to the annoyance of those who maintain the barriers. From Contagious Holiness: … we discover Jesus challenging the purity laws of his day, or at …

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In Contagious Holiness, Craig Blomberg examines the Jesus’ attendance at a variety of meals. The rhetorical question is posed “Was Jesus A Party Animal?” The Gospel accounts show Jesus at plenty of meals, the frequency of which itself is observed by some within the Gospel accounts. It’s helpful to know that while Jesus was always …

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