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Generous Mercy

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Generous Mercy

It is no mere coincidence that the man who turns is a Samaritan living in the borderlands. For it is those on the margins who most need Jesus’s mercy. How the mercy of Jesus to the foreigner, outcast and sick is inclusive love Proper 23C |  Luke 17:11-19 I’m going to guess that nobody here […]

Students of Small Things

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Students of Small Things

We’re obsessed with big. Which is why we have trouble with Jesus always going small. Embracing a call to faith without force Proper 22C |  Luke 17:5-10 We like things big in the U.S. When I was going to school in Canada, I’d show up with a 44 oz drink from Speedway and my friends […]

Debt Sucks the Life Out Of Us

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Debt Sucks The Life Out Of Us

Now Jesus takes a completely different tack with his students. He tosses them a much harder parable, one that continues to haunt and confuse his most earnest followers today. Repair an unjust system, repair relationships Proper 20C | Luke 16:1-13 The full text and audio may be downloaded above.

Invited to the Feast

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Invited to the Feast

But I don’t think Jesus is only focused on the losing and finding, the going and the coming, the falling away and the seeking to come home. It’s about the connection. The Table and the Feast. We get to eat whenever we fill the table Proper 19C |  Luke 15:1-10 The full text and audio […]

When Jesus Tweets

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When Jesus Tweets

We can’t find GOD by following our parents instead of Jesus. Jesus is trying to take us to GOD and all this stuff we’re focused on is not going to work. How Jesus’s short stories reveal so much Proper 18C  |  Luke 14:25-33 The full text and audio may be downloaded above.

Insatiable Desire

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Insatiable Desire

This man, who appeared out of nowhere on the Sabbath, like the woman bent over, appeared out of nowhere for liberation. Because the Sabbath is for liberation. This man is freed from his affluenza. How Jesus provides the antidote to what is killing us Proper 17C  |  Luke 14:1,7-14 The full text and audio may be […]

Suffering and Salvation

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Suffering and Salvation

For how many is the condemnation of GOD the crux of the gospel? Liberation as the work of the community Proper 16C | Luke 13:10-17 The full text and audio may be downloaded above.

Blurring the Lines

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Blurring the Lines

The division Jesus brings is not to exclude, but to illuminate. It is division which reveals who we are and what we care about. Who we care about. It reveals our inner thoughts and expectations for GOD and the world. How Jesus Alters Expectations Of Justice Proper 14C |  Luke 12:49-56 The full text and […]

Watching By Forgiving Debts

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Watching By Forgiving Debts

We mistake our silos for safety. We hide in our bunkers and we think everybody else is hiding in their bunker. We make our friends into enemies and conspire to make ridiculous expectations and erroneous assumptions about them. That’s why we need to be awake. Because none of that division is true. Debt Forgiveness: How Jesus teaches […]

Inheritance Transformed

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Inheritance Transformed

If we want a future, it won’t come through financial protection. It won’t come from hoarding or saving. It won’t come through expectations of inheritance or the division that comes from fighting over how we spend our money. Protection isn’t inherited, it’s found daily. Proper 13C |  Luke 12:13-21 The full text and audio may […]