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A young boy had promised... -- Exodus 34:5-9 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1995
A young boy had promised to mow the lawn and pick up the yard.
Since the dissolution of the... -- 2 Thessalonians 1:1-5, 11-12 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1995
Since the dissolution of the former Soviet Union, many Christians have traveled to Russia and other
The old church is large... -- 2 Thessalonians 1:1-5, 11-12 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1995
The old church is large, and elevated above street level by a double flight of stairs, bounded by ir
The Pepsi company was almost... -- 2 Thessalonians 1:1-5, 11-12 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1995
The Pepsi company was almost brought to its knees in 1993.
The Last Farmer: An American... -- 2 Thessalonians 1:1-5, 11-12 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1995
The Last Farmer: An American Memoir is the story of a German-
William Miller was enthusiastic about... -- Luke 21:5-9 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1995
William Miller was enthusiastic about his religion and began drawing crowds from across New England
Twelve-year-old Erin was... -- Luke 21:5-19 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1995
Twelve-year-old Erin was riding in her Guide Leader's car.
The problem was worse than... -- Luke 21:5-19 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1995
The problem was worse than ever.
In the sixteenth century, a... -- Luke 21:5-19 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1995
In the sixteenth century, a minister was accused of heresy and brought before the court in a small E
When our children are growing... -- Luke 19:1-10 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1995
When our children are growing up, we often measure their height to see how they are maturing.
My grandmother wanted to see... -- Luke 19:1-10 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1995
My grandmother wanted to see the Rose Bowl Parade.
Fritz Hoopman was president of... -- Luke 19:1-10 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1995
Fritz Hoopman was president of one of the largest companies in his hometown.
Jerusalem is home to the... -- Isaiah 65:17-25 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1995
Jerusalem is home to the three great monotheistic religions of the world: Judaism, Christianity, and
Henry and Meg wanted to... -- Isaiah 65:17-25 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1995
Henry and Meg wanted to have a family. They wanted a family so badly, it hurt.
The new CEO arrived early... -- Isaiah 65:17-25 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1995
The new CEO arrived early that day. Every employee was already there.
Suffering Christians everywhere rejoice in... -- Isaiah 65:17-25 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1995
Suffering Christians everywhere rejoice in the belief that God's promise to the Israelites of a new
A story is told of... -- Malachi 3:13-4:2a, 5-6 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1995
A story is told of a woman who spent a great deal of her time thinking about the Second Coming of Je
Do you remember when you... -- Malachi 3:13-4:2a, 5-6 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1995
Do you remember when you were a child and you did something that violated the rules?
Toward the end of Stephen... -- Luke 21:5-19 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
Toward the end of Stephen Sondheim's and James Lapine's musical Into the Woods, one of the ma
Lou Proctor referred to himself... -- Deuteronomy 10:12-22 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
Lou Proctor referred to himself as a baseball player, and the Baseball Encyclopedia carried h
The famed pianist, Arthur Rubinstein... -- Isaiah 65:17-25 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
The famed pianist, Arthur Rubinstein, gave a dinner party in honor of the equally famous composer, S
One of the most telling... -- Deuteronomy 10:12-22 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
One of the most telling books on the nature of our wasteful American society is David Halberstam's s
Third Street United Methodist Church... -- Isaiah 65:17-25 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
Third Street United Methodist Church was hosting the organizational meeting for a new chapter of Hab

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Free-Riders, Nominals, And Nones -- Luke 21:5-19, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Isaiah 65:17-25 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
The lectionary readings appointed for Proper 28 provide us with powerful messages about the futu
What's Next? -- Luke 21:5-19, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Isaiah 65:17-25 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
In the wake of a contentious election campaign that has been fraught with anxiety, many people will

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