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A church had two candidates... -- Luke 18:9-14 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 1995
A church had two candidates for the governing board.
Our need to separate ourselves... -- Luke 18:9-14 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - C
Our need to separate ourselves from all those "over there," who are not like us, sows the seed of ou
In this era of election... -- Luke 18:9-14 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - C
In this era of election polls and constant analysis, you might see something like this in a question
We might want to speak... -- Luke 18:9-14 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - C
We might want to speak of those who are so impressed by themselves.
Few lives have responded so... -- Luke 18:9-14 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - C
Few lives have responded so greatly to forgiveness as Saint Augustine of Hippo.
In her short story, Revelation... -- Luke 18:9-14 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - C
In her short story, "Revelation," author Flannery O'Connor describes the characters in a doctor's wa
When President Reagan died, people... -- Luke 18:9-14 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - C
When President Reagan died, people, in one interview after another, remembered how he had touched or
According to the historian Josephus... -- Luke 18:9-14 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - C
According to the historian Josephus, the Pharisees came into existence about 150 B.C.
There was a minister who... -- Luke 18:9-14 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - A
There was a minister who became weary from hearing one of his laypersons quoting Scripture to prove
The religious activities and scrupulous... -- Luke 18:9-14 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - A
The religious activities and scrupulous ceremonial achievements of the Pharisees of Jesus' time were
The Second Generation is Howard... -- Luke 18:9-14 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - A
The Second Generation is Howard Fast's novel about Dan and Jean Layette, who stand tall in ma
Alice, who had a fourteen... -- Luke 18:9-14 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - A
Alice, who had a fourteen-year perfect attendance record in the Martha Circle and never misse
At a center for the... -- Luke 18:9-14 -- Reformation Sunday - A
At a center for the treatment of alcoholism in Norton, Kansas, there is a swimming pool with a sign
Today's parable of the Pharisee... -- Luke 18:9-14 -- Reformation Sunday - A
Today's parable of the Pharisee and publican tells the familiar story of pride and humility in the t
Could it be that Jesus... -- Luke 18:9-14 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - C
Could it be that Jesus really thought the sinner was a better person than the Pharisee simply becaus

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