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Tevye, in Fiddler On... -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 1998
Tevye, in Fiddler On The Roof, faces the dilemma of honoring his daughter's desire to marry t
The concept of hell presented... -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 1998
The concept of hell presented in this account of the Rich Man and Lazarus spotlights choice.
In our materialistic culture the... -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 1998
In our materialistic culture the sirens of commercialism urge us to buy and consume more so that we
The Reverend Mr. Clark had... -- Amos 6:1a, 4-7 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
The Reverend Mr.
It was a stunning defeat... -- Amos 6:1a, 4-7 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
It was a stunning defeat! The citizens of the district had decided that enough was enough.
Although Ellen is a minister... -- Joel 2:23-30 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
Although Ellen is a minister in the unitarian universalist Church today, her journey into institutio
John was co-owner and... -- Amos 6:1a, 4-7 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
John was co-owner and manager of our local department store.
A new hospital chaplain reflected... -- Proverbs 9:8-12 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
A new hospital chaplain reflected on his training.
When the Berlin Wall came... -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
When the Berlin Wall came down newspapers and journals reported the church's part in pushing for ref
There was a prudent country... -- Amos 6:1a, 4-7 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
There was a prudent country pastor who maintained a notebook throughout his long ministry.
A Colorado public school teacher... -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
A Colorado public school teacher was ordered by his superiors to remove his personal Bible from his
A certain farmer needed money... -- Amos 6:1a, 4-7 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
A certain farmer needed money. He went to the bank and asked for a meeting with the banker.
Have you ever made a... -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
Have you ever made a time capsule?
While in prison for the... -- Amos 6:1a, 4-7 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
While in prison for the final time, Dietrich Bonhoeffer reflected on those who are tragically "at ea
Urban flight to the suburbs... -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
Urban flight to the suburbs created a major economic crisis in many cities.
Amos was a layman. He... -- Amos 6:1a, 4-7 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
Amos was a layman.
There was a college student... -- Proverbs 9:8-12 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
There was a college student who worked in the college dining hall, and on his way to work at 5:30 ev
Two questions: First, what is... -- Proverbs 9:8-12 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
Two questions: First, what is a scoffer?
I will not forget the... -- Proverbs 9:8-12 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
I will not forget the time when I tested the strength of a relationship.
How much money is enough... -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
How much money is enough money?
A very popular newscaster seemed... -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
A very popular newscaster seemed to have everything he needed.
Polls indicate that more than... -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
Polls indicate that more than 50 percent of the work force do not enjoy their work.
Former Methodist Bishop Gerald Kennedy... -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
Former Methodist Bishop Gerald Kennedy mentions moving to a new location as a pastor in his early da
Andrew Carnegie, who amassed a... -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
Andrew Carnegie, who amassed a $400 million fortune then gave 99.5 percent away, said, "The man who

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In 1637, Eilenburg, Saxony, was surrounded by the dark night of the soul. Europe was at war. Eilenburg was tossed back and forth by the armies. Three times during that year it was attacked and severely damaged. When the armies left, refugees poured in by the thousands. Diseases ran rampant. Food was scarce.

There was only one pastor in the city, a fellow named Martin Rinkart. His journal for 1637 indicates that he conducted over 4,500 funerals that year, sometimes as many as forty or fifty a day. Life was a constant death, and each morning stank of disaster.
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Janice B. Scott
Praxis the pixie was in trouble again. In fact, Praxis was rarely out of trouble. It had all started when he'd begun to be himself. You see, Praxis changed colour when he felt strongly about anything, and so for quite a while he'd tried very hard to be good. But it hadn't worked, for instead of being just one colour, blue or yellow or green or pink or purple or red, he'd become a rainbow of blotches and spots, stripes and circles, all different colours. It had been very embarrassing. So now Praxis was just himself, and that meant he wasn't always good.

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Come and see what God has done: he is awesome in his deeds among mortals.
-- Psalm 66:5

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"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom" (v. 10). "Perfect love casts out fear" (1 John 4:18). These two powerful statements reveal for us the inadequacies of the translation process of the English language. These two juxtaposing passages reveal only a tiny fraction of the contradictions and conflicts found within our holy Word. No wonder people have trouble reading and understanding.
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Donna E. Schaper
I went to the store to buy a new pair of blue jeans. The clerk asked if I wanted slim fit, easy fit, or relaxed fit, regular or faded, stone washed or acid washed, button fly or regular fly ... and that's when I started to sputter. Can't I just have a pair of blue jeans, size fourteen? Then I went to the grocery store and found 85 varieties of crackers, 285 kinds of cookies, and thirteen different kinds of raspberry jelly. Can't I just get a cookie and a cracker and a bottle of jelly any more?

R. Kevin Mohr
In a scene from the romantic comedy, While You Were Sleeping, "Ox" Callaghan is waxing eloquent at the breakfast table one morning about those rare moments in life when everything seems to be going just right and falling into place. "In that one minute," he says, "you have peace." But his son, Jack, who is Ox's partner in the family business, has finally decided it is time to break the news to his dad that he wants out to start his own business, and so he bursts his father's bubble, saying, "Pop, this isn't that minute."1

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