FOR JEWS HAVE NO DEALINGS WITH SAMARITANS / by Kaiti Lammert

Ryan Ford returns to the book of John this week by teaching from John 4:1-26. The story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman is a classic Sunday school narrative, but it is not a story about an individual sinner coming to faith. It is primarily one about the kinds of maps we draw to divide us. These demarcations are not necessarily physical, and are tied up in our sense of selves, the ways we defend ourselves, and the ways we ignore others.