Monthly Archives: August 2016

Division in pursuit of justice

Text: Luke 12:49-56 (bringing fire on earth) The Gospel passage we just heard is one that some ministers are reluctant to discuss. In it Jesus — the Prince of Peace, the one whom the angels say at his birth will … Continue reading

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“That’s not news. But that, too, is reality”

Text: Luke 12:12-34 (“Do not worry about your life”) The Summer Olympic Games dominated news reports last week, and part of me felt relieved. Summer is usually a slow time for news. So every four years during the Olympics, the … Continue reading

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“The Father and Mother of us all . . .”

Text: Luke 11:1-13 (Jesus teaches his friends how to pray) Prayer holds a central place in the life of people the world over. And yet, it remains a puzzle to many of us. As such, we may identify with Jesus’ … Continue reading

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