The prodigal and prostitutes – and the surprise gender-flip in Jesus’s parable

For a little while, now I’ve been furrowing my eyebrows at one particular line in Jesus’s parable of the prodigal son. It was niggling at me and puzzling me in equal measures of concern and confusion.  Until I realised that the line in question was a very deliberate gender-flip.  It even challenges that ancient double-standard … Continue reading The prodigal and prostitutes – and the surprise gender-flip in Jesus’s parable