Jesus’ openness to diversity

Here is an article I published in 1997 (Gospel Herald) called “Who are my mother and brothers?”  This article was assigned to me as part of a series of articles the magazine ran on questions Jesus asked. This article reflects on how Jesus challenged kinship-centered understandings of faith by opening his definition of “family” to include all who are faithful to his message. I then reflected on the significance of this challenge to Jesus to Mennonite church life.

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