The Rich Woman and Maria

Pentecost 18C – The Rich Woman and Maria Luke 16: 19-31 There was a rich woman who was dressed in fine clothes that she bought readymade from stores – –       like JC Penney and Kohl’s. She feasted sumptuously every day – in fact she usually ate three times a day! Advertisements

Forgive It All

Pentecost 17C September 18-19, 2010 Luke 16:1-13 Here’s what others have to say about this parable: “Here’s an interesting story that has perplexed preachers for generations.” “You might want to preach Amos […] or 1 Timothy this week.  This is a tough one.” “I find our text to be one of the most confusing texts … More Forgive It All

Let’s Rally!

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 19)                                   12 September 2010 (Exodus 32:7-14   Psalm 51   1 Timothy 1:12-17   Luke 15:1-10) “Let’s rally!” Grumbling—it all begins with grumbling!  Grumbling!  Grumbling! Grumbling–that’s what gets Jesus going with his story-telling!  And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying:  “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.”

A Labor Day Wish!

Fifteen Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 23) 5 September 2010 ((Deuteronomy 30:15-20   Psalm 1   Philemon 1-21 Luke 14:25-33) “A Labor Day Wish!” He’s 45 years old, a family man with three teenage children at home.  A graduate of a fine college, with a master’s degree in electrical engineering; he has been working in the high-tech industry … More A Labor Day Wish!