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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

A Prophet Rises - Lectionary Reflection for Pentecost 3C

Memorial Day Reflection and Benediction

Great Is the Lord, and Greatly to be Praised - A Sermon for Pentecost 2C

Explained: Donald Trump's Unlikely Support from White Evangelicals -- Sightings (Theo Anderson)

Outlaw Christian (Jacqueline Bussie) -- Review

Muslim-Christian Relations in Times of Fear -- Fuller Dialogues

Water Before Table? Or Not?

Living Under Authority - Lectionary Reflection for Pentecost 2C

You Are What You Love (James K. A. Smith) -- Review

How Majestic Is Your Name! - Sermon for Trinity Sunday

A Theology of Popular Music, Arts and Culture -- Sightings (William C. Banfield)

Marriage In Interesting Times -- Another Endorsement

Defining Religion -- Sightings (Martin Marty)

A Trinitarian Declaration of Truth - A Lectionary Reflection for Trinity Sunday, Year C

Reviving Old Scratch (Richard Beck) -- Review

The Spirit Is on the Move - Sermon for Pentecost Sunday, Year C

Pakistan's Ahmadi Muslims: Attacked, Impoverished and Ghettoized -- Sightings (Ali Usman Qasmi)

Spiritual Warfare of Politics

Mega-Morality - Sightings (Martin Marty)

The Spirit of Truth Is in You - Lectionary Reflection for Pentecost Sunday (Year C)

Marriage in Interesting Times -- Book Release

A Mother's Wisdom -- A Sermon for Mother's Day (repost)

Reclaiming the National Day of Prayer

1 & 2 Timothy and Titus (Thomas Long) -- Review

Religion in Global Affairs -- Sightings (Martin Marty)