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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

After the Pope's Visit -- Sightings (Martin Marty)

Family Values - Lectionary Reflection for Pentecost 19B

A Home United (Robert LaRochelle) -- Review

No Cause for Stumbling - A sermon for Pentecost 18B

How to Read the Bible (Harvey Cox) -- A Christian Century Review

Pope Francis Addresses America

THE BIBLE'S YES TO SAME-SEX MARRIAGE, New Edition with Study Guide (Mark Achtemeier) -- Review

Refugee Crisis -- Sightings (Martin Marty)

Not Against Us – For Us? -- A Lectionary Reflection for Pentecost 18B

Welcome the Children -- A Sermon for Pentecost 17B

The Pope's Visit and Understanding the Catholic Church

ISIS' War Against the Past -- Sightings (Robert Cohn)

The Table and Hospitality

Annulments and Change -- Sightings (Martin Marty)

Who’s on Top -- Lectionary Reflection for Pentecost 17B

Converting Power of Holy Communion

The Way of Discipleship - A Sermon for Pentecost 16B

The Pastor as Public Theologian (Kevin Vanhoozer & Owen Strachan) - Review

Ending the Teaching of Contempt against the Church's Sexual Minorities (David Gushee)

Holy Fools? -- Lectionary Reflection for Pentecost 16B

The Value of Work - Reflection for Labor Day

The Lesson Jesus Learned - Sermon for Pentecost 15B

Fieldwork in Theology (Christian Scharen) -- Review

How Your Church Can Thrive -- Rev. Dr. Ruth Fletcher (video conversation)

David Gushee to Speak on LGBT Inclusion at Central Woodward Christian Church -- October 2-4