Dear Folks -
The talk I gave in Ordinary Life this week - Fasting and Feasting - begins with a information about how biblical scholarship has changed our understanding of the Bible over the past two hundred years. I focus specifically on how we know what Jesus did and did not likely say and do. Then I talked about one of the authentic sayings of Jesus and its applicability to us.
The full text follows. The audio version has much more in it. The audio version will be available on the Ordinary Life website.
The text I used for the talk is below.