Anthropology

Anthropology

The Debt of the Image-Bearer

Remember the passage where the rulers try to trap Jesus by asking Him whether you should pay taxes to Caesar or not (Mark 12:13-17)? The well-known passage is a great example of the profound wisdom displayed by Wisdom Himself. He prompts us, “Have you thought about the debt of the image-bearer?” Jesus asks the Pharisees and the Herodians whose image was stamped on the coin. To the response of “Caesar,” Jesus posits that whatever has the image stamped on it…