Kinman wants to reconsider the exegesis of Luke 12:57-59. He provides reasons to question the consensus interpretation. His reasons are based on three factors that he considers: the literary setting of the passage in its context, the phenomenon of debt in Hellenistic law, and the language of the passage itself.
The article addresses a few themes from the account of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. These include being lured by the sinful luxuries of this world, and the need to be alert in the face of the impending judgment of God. Above all this, the article shows that it is by God's grace that some are left behind while others are swept away in judgment.