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What I’m Thinking: Puzzling Parable

Jesus told a story commending self-serving, dishonest, even criminal behavior. What are we to make of that? Here’s a transcript: I”m thinking about the sixteenth chapter of Luke (Luke 16:1-13). It contains one of Jesus’ more puzzling stories. We usually call it “The Parable of the Dishonest Manager.” This fellow was accused by his employer […]

September 16, 2019 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: Throwaway

September 15, 2019Fourteenth Sunday after PentecostLuke 15:1-10 by Eric Anderson When I throw something away, I don’t want it to reappear. Sometimes that can’t be helped, of course. The things I put in the wastebaskets here at the church have to be gathered together, bagged, and taken to the dumpster. At other times, trash reappears […]

September 15, 2019 in Sermons by

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What I’m Thinking: Throwaway

The good people criticized Jesus for spending so much time with the bad people. Jesus, however, doesn’t throw anyone away. Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking about the fifteenth chapter of Luke (Luke 15:1-10). Some of the good people, some of the respectable people, some of the folks who led religious communities, some of the folks […]

September 9, 2019 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: Counting the Cost

A painting of a figure carrying a cross with other figures nearby offering comfort. The faces have little detail.

September 8, 2019Thirteenth Sunday after PentecostLuke 14:25-33 by Eric Anderson One of the delights of the social media age is that there are people out there with a great sense of humor that they can express and share very concisely. Another delight is that there are also people out there with deep wisdom. Occasionally, the […]

September 8, 2019 in Sermons by

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Pastor’s Corner: Overwhelmed

Photo of Pastor Eric in a hiker's hat, smiling but clearly very tired.

September 4, 2019 Have you ever felt overwhelmed? I have. I wish I were better at handling it. Fortunately, I cope better than I used to (given some of my catastrophic failures to adapt, that may not be saying much). There are a few things I know: First, it doesn’t do a lot of good […]

September 4, 2019 in Pastor's Corner Reflections by

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