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No Obstacles to Salvation Here - Lectionary Reflection for Pentecost 4B (2 Corinthians 6)

  Paul - Rembrandt 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 New Revised Standard Version 6  As we work together with him, we urge you also not to accept the grace of God in vain.  2  For he says, “At an acceptable time I have listened to you,     and on a day of salvation I have helped you.” See, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation!  3  We are putting no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry,  4  but as servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities,  5  beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger;  6  by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, holiness of spirit, genuine love,  7  truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left;  8  in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true;  9  as unknown, and yet are well known; as dying, and

Finding the Historical Jesus

More on the Jesus Tomb -- again

Spinoza, Theocracy, and loving God

Taking Radical Islam Seriously -- What's the Strategy?

Thy Kingdom Come - a Review at SoMA

Things Don't Look Good for the AG

What Hath the Da Vinci Code Wrought?

The Gangs of Lompoc

Dobson's take on Fred Thompson and the Newt

Democrats and Evangelicals

A treat from Miles Davis and John Coltrane

Teaching the Bible in Public School

Ten Propositions on Being a Theologian

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend -- an interview

Thoughts on Theocracy

Conservative Judaism and the Ordination of Gays and Lesbians

Speaking of Faith -- Martin Marty on Kara Tippett's Good Sense

Warrior Versus Priest -- Clinton and Obama

Rudy and the Evangelicals

Speaking of Impeachment

Impeaching Bush?

Oregon's Dream Season Falls Short

Considering Conservative Values

Biblical illiteracy is a civic problem with political consequences.

A Politicized Justice Department?

Ducks Make Elite Eight

Oscar Romero -- Martyrdom

Moltmann and the Resurrection

Being Prophetic and Being Pastoral

The Process of Resurrection

Stephen Colbert "pontificates" on the Religious Right

Due Apologies

Cancer, Politics, and Perspective

Hush -- The Secret Presidency

.any day a beautiful change.: The Verdict on Mr. Emergent

Update on John Edwards Campaign

Episcopal-Anglican Rift Widens

John Edwards Campaign Halted

Who's Watching over GW?

The GOP Line on Science and Global Warming

Ponderings on a Faith Journey: Former Abp of Canterbury Calls for Possible Disestablishment

Obama and His Church

Happy Easter!!