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Ninth Sunday after Pentecost 2012

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Gospel: John 6:1-21 Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, also called the Sea of Tiberias. A large crowd kept following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing for the sick. Jesus went up the mountain and sat down there with his disciples. Now the Passover, the festival of […]

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Capitalism and Christianity

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Capitalism and Christianity I shared lunch earlier this week with a brilliant and compassionate young entrepreneur. After serving time in the trenches of Walmart’s information technology division, Austin and his partner Mark launched their own firm, developing software that will enable their clients to visualize and manipulate vast amounts of data, bringing to life information […]

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Independence Day 2012

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Gospel: Matthew 5:43-48 Jesus said, “You have heard that it was said, `You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil […]

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Fifth Sunday after Pentecost 2012

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Gospel: Mark 5:21-43 When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered around him; and he was by the sea. Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, when he saw him, fell at his feet and begged him repeatedly, “My little daughter is at […]