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The beautiful well-read language... -- Ephesians 2:11-22 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B -- 1991
The beautiful well-read language of Scripture often hides by our familiarity with it the actual situ
Gandhi during his early adult... -- Ephesians 2:11-22 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B -- 1991
Gandhi during his early adult years in South Africa showed an openness to the Christian faith.
It is so necessary for... -- Ephesians 2:11-22 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B -- 1991
It is so necessary for us to have a vision of the possible which Paul refers to, going beyond what w
A very powerful human need... -- Ephesians 2:11-22 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C
A very powerful human need is the need to belong to a significant group.
In the 1960s, the hippies... -- Ephesians 2:11-22 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C
In the 1960s, the hippies were a protest group against the customs and traditions of society.
In over 100 years of... -- Ephesians 2:11-22 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - B
In over 100 years of intense missionary activity prior to 1949, the number of Protestant
For a number of years... -- Ephesians 2:11-22 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - B
For a number of years, the adopted son lived gratefully in the home of a family where he
Tom ran into Cindy one... -- Ephesians 2:11-22 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - B
Tom ran into Cindy one day at a coffee shop in town. At one time, Tom worked with

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A Quality of Leadership -- 2 Samuel 7:1-14a, Ephesians 2:11-22, Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 -- James Evans -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - B
The question of the relationship of leadership and ethics can be contentious and disruptive in the c
From Quid Pro Quo To Heck No! -- Israel Strikes Back -- Mark 6:30-34, 53-56, Ephesians 2:11-22, 2 Samuel 7:1-14a -- Carter Shelley, Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - B
It's often said that "anything is possible if you truly put your mind to it," but the offbeat experi

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