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Archive for September, 2018

  • October 21, 2018

    “The Cup of Servanthood”

    Year: B Day: Proper 24 (29) October 21, 2018

    The setting was a Sunday school at the church where my wife and I attended. It was a class filled with mostly young couples. I had finished seminary the previous year and was now involved in my first full time ministry position as a campus minister. The teacher of our class posed the question to […]

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  • October 14, 2018

    “Possessed by Possessions”

    Year B: Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost - Proper 23 (28)

    A man with many possessions throws himself at the feet of Jesus. Maybe he was following this popular young Jesus because inside his heart he realized that there must be more to life and was searching for deeper meaning. Or, could he have been one of those who had life by the tail and wanted […]

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  • October 7, 2018

    What are Your Intentions?

    Year B: Proper 22 (27)

    The wedding had been a beautiful and dignified service. The bride was gorgeous, the groom handsome and the ceremony perfect. Towards the end, the time came for the prayer. Everything else had been written out but the minister had wanted the prayer to have a spontaneous and heart-felt feel. Those gathered bowed their heads and […]

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  • September 30, 2018

    “Whoever is Not Against Us, Is for Us”

    Year B: Proper 21 (26)

     Whoever is Not Against Us, Is for Us” Your being here this morning affirms that this is the Lord’s day.  And yet outside these walls, people go about their business without thinking about God or church at all:  they are getting ready for their soccer match, or for the football game later on; they are […]

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  • September 23, 2018

    The Way of the Wise

    Year B: Proper 20 (25) Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

    “…the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,             but the way of the wicked will perish.”   (Ps. 1.6)  The Way of the Wise The themes in this Sunday’s lectionary readings are remarkably similar, each reminding the reader that one part of faith is the continual effort to live a moral, responsible life.  […]

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  • September 16, 2018

    “The Wisdom of the Cross”

    Year B- Proper 19 (24) – Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

    “The Wisdom of the Cross” “If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”  (Mark 8.34) Today’s scripture from the gospel of Mark is one of the most familiar, and one of the most important, in the entire New Testament; devout Christians read it often, […]

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  • September 9, 2018

    “Many Texts, One Message”

    Year B: Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost - Proper 18 (23)

    It would seem that Protestants have a real problem when it comes to the Bible.  Ever since Martin Luther declared that the Bible alone was the source of authority in religious matters, his spiritual descendants, whether they be Baptists, Methodists, or Presbyterians, have agreed that the Bible needed to be not only read, but studied […]

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