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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

LOVING LATER LIFE: An Ethics of Aging (Frits de Lange): A Review

The Beloved Calls - Sermon for Pentecost 14B

Loving our Aging Selves

Reading and Preaching the Song of Solomon

Defiled by Traditions? -- Lectionary Reflection for Pentecost 14B

The Vicar of Tent Town (Shauna Hyde): An Endorsement

No House for God - Sermon for Pentecost 13B

Know-Nothings Redux

Jesus' Welcome Table

Worshiping at the Table -- Thoughts on an Open Table

Where Would We Go? - Lectionary Reflection for Pentecost 13B

Isaiah for Everyone (John Goldingay) -- Review

Eucharist -- Expanding Boundaries

Eucharist, Boundaries, and the Open Table

Isn't this the end for the church?

Flesh and Blood Communion -- Lectionary Reflection for Pentecost 12B

The Spirit of Grace (Alister McGrath) -- A Review

You Can Always Write!

The Ted Nugent Paradox -- Liberals, Small Town America, & Class


One In the Spirit -- Stalcup Lecture on Christian Unity (Jose Morales)

Come to the Table and Taste the Bread of Heaven

The God We Worship (Nicholas Wolterstorff) -- A Review

You’re the Man - Sermon for Pentecost 10B