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Why Did Jesus Send Demons into Pigs? It’s Political Commentary

Diana Butler Bass blew my mind about Luke 8:26–39

Photo by Guillermo Latorre on Unsplash

This past week, pastors who follow the lectionary preached on one of the most bizarre, puzzling stories of Jesus’ ministry.

In Luke 8:26–39, Jesus exorcizes demons from a man into a herd of pigs. The herd stampedes into the sea, destroying themselves…

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