My Temple will be called a house of prayer… Matthew 21:13 (NLT)
Jesus and His Whip
I grew up in a small West Texas town and attended a small evangelical church my entire childhood until I moved to Australia at 18. Most of what I was raised to believe about Jesus I still affirm today, and I’m very grateful for my upbringing. However, as a near 35-year-old, and having seen a bit more of the world since childhood, I’ve realized people’s perceptions of Jesus are influenced by the culture they live in.
Everyone has a favorite lens they view Jesus through, and I’m pretty sure there aren’t any exceptions.