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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

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Lift Your Eyes and See the Majesty of God - Lectionary Reflection for Epiphany 5B (Isaiah 40)

Welcoming the Stranger

Liberty and the Neighbor - Sermon for Advent 4B

Disciples and Eschatology Part 2 -- The Kingdom of God

Disciples of Christ and Eschatology—Part One

The Voice of the Prophets - A Lectionary Reflection for Epiphany 4B (Deuteronomy)

Preaching in the Age of Trump (O. Wesley Allen, Jr.) -- A Review

A Big Fish Story -- A Sermon for Epiphany 3B (2009)

Angels, Mysteries, and Miracles (Bruce Epperly) -- A Review

Best Books of 2017 -- the Cornwall List

A Divine Change of Mind - A Lectionary Reflection for Epiphany 3B (Jonah 3)

Promised Land -- Not Yet - A Reflection for Martin Luther King Day

Body and Spirit - A sermon for Epiphany 2B (1 Corinthians 6)

Disciples Leader Speaks to President's Words

Still Christian (David Gushee) -- A Review

Tales of the Religious and the Secular - Sightings (Martin Marty)

God Speaks—Is Anyone Listening? -- A Lectionary Reflection for Epiphany 2B (1 Samuel 3)

Death, Immortality, and Resurrection (Edward Vick) -- A Review.

Baptized in the Spirit - A Sermon for Baptism of Jesus Sunday (Epiphany 1B)

The Day of Epiphany

Stranger God (Richard Beck) -- A Review

Better (Melvin Bray) -- A Review