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Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost 2010

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Luke 16:19-31 If you recall, the parable we read last week about the dishonest manager was very complex and difficult to decipher. In contrast, the implications of this parable about a rich man who received good things in his life and ignored the needs of the poor, seems simple, perhaps deceptively so. The graphic detail […]

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Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost 2010

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Luke 16:1-13 Let’s bring this parable of the dishonest manager closer to home. Imagine that you are working for Wal-Mart, not such a stretch of the imagination for many of you. Let’s say that you are a product manager, in charge of purchasing Claussen Kosher Dill pickles and Coco Puffs.  Word has gotten to your […]

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Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost 2010

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Luke 15:1-10 I don’t know about you, but I think I’ve squandered a good portion of my life sweeping the house looking for a single lost coin, or searching in the wilderness for the one sheep that will make my flock complete.  Most of us, I suspect, would probably say that we’re looking for something […]

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Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost 2010

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Luke 14:25-33 I’m not recommending the practice, it seems more like superstition than faith, but if I were to open my Bible to a random location, close my eyes, blindly stab at a passage, and find that my finger had landed on Luke 14, verse 28, I might decide that God works in ways that […]