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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

Proper Trust - Meditation on Psalm 49

Go Forth and Catch 'Em All -- Sightings (Kristel Clayville/Emmanuelle Burton)

Reviving the Heart of Our Democracy

Social Problems and Religion - Sightings (Martin Marty)

The Listening God

Go and Do the Same: Treasure What Matters - A Stewardship Sermon

The U.S. Immigration Crisis (Miguel De La Torre): Review

Finding Hope In Conflicted Times

White Protestant America -- Sightings (Martin Marty)

Making Peace with the Earth (Grace Kim) -- Review

Persistent Prayer - Lectionary Reflection for Pentecost 10C

What the World Needs Now (Tom Clay)

Clearing Away the Distractions -- Sermon for 9th Sunday after Pentecost (repost)

When Prayers Aren't Enough

Conversations about Hard Truths - Sightings (Martin Marty)

From this Day Forward (Kimberly Bracken Long) - A Review

Distractions - Lectionary Reflection for Pentecost 9C

Public Faith in Action (Miroslav Volf & Ryan McAnnally-Linz) -- A Review

The Cry for Justice - A Sermon for Pentecost 8C

A Public Faith -- A Review (reposted)

Cease the Violence!

Jesus was a Migrant

Reading for the Common Good (Christopher Smith) -- Review

Who Is My Neighbor? - Lectionary Reflection for Pentecost 8C

We Are Baghdad

Taking Stock of Independence Day

God Is Our Helper - Sermon for Pentecost 7C

The Ethics of Brexit? - Sightings (William Schweiker)