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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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Abiding in God’s Love - A Sermon for Easter 5B (1 John 4)

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Our Latino Neighbors - Sightings (Martin Marty)

Tending the Tree of Life (Richard W. Voelz) - A Review

Water! Baptism? Time to Rejoice! - A Lectionary Reflection for Easter 5B (Acts 8)

Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music (Gregory Alan Thornbury) -- A Review

Love in Deed, Not Word - Thoughts on the 2nd Reading - Easter 4B

Academy of Parish Clergy Book of the Year Awards for 2018

Clergy Supporting Clergy --- Academy of Parish Clergy

A Word about Salvation - Lectionary Reflection for Easter 4B

Children of God and the Problem of Sin - A Sermon for Easter 3B

Grateful (Diana Butler Bass) -- A Review

John Wesley - Optimist of Grace (Henry Knight III) - A Review

Turn Back to God - A Lectionary Reflection for Easter 3B

Christ Our Advocate - A Sermon for Easter 2B

Parades, Peeps, and Paradoxes -- Sightings (Martin Marty)