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Uniquely for these days -- Solomon 2:8-13, James 1:17-27 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 1994
The preacher should feel no obligation to find any common link among the readings for any given Sund
Getting along -- Proverbs 2:1-8, James 1:17-27, Mark 7:31-37 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 1991
Getting along, just getting along, that is how most of us live most of the time.

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How quickly we discover what... -- James 1:17-27 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2000
How quickly we discover what we do not know when we have to explain it to someone else, especially w
Bethel College is located on... -- James 1:17-27 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2000
Bethel College is located on Chicago's west side.
For the initiated baseball comes... -- James 1:17-27 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 1991
For the "initiated" baseball comes as close to "religion" as anything in their experience, and a Wor
James tells us, without disclaimer... -- James 1:17-27 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 1991
James tells us, without disclaimer or qualification, what it means to be religious.
Some quotes on Doing Things... -- James 1:17-27 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 1991
Some quotes on "Doing Things."
A man woke up from... -- James 1:17-27 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 1991
A man woke up from an alcoholic nightmare in a hospital on New York's Central Park West.

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