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Even the Dogs

August 23, 2023

Today, we’ll consider a story from the Gospel of Matthew that is quite disturbing on it’s face. It’s found in the 15th chapter. It tells of a woman who approaches Jesus with a need, but Jesus’ response is not what we might expect. He treats her with all the contempt that his culture would hold for such a woman, for she was an outsider. But, the story ends well. Jesus heals the woman’s daughter. But, what to make of his initial response? This episode reflects on these themes. What In the meantime, if you’d like to learn more about Northwood Christian Church, please visit our website at If you’d like to donate, please follow this link: If you’d like to join our mailing/emailing list, please write in to