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Is Your Pride Godly?

(A Lection Reflection on Luke 10 and Galatians 6) If you were to plan a sermon on pride in most churches, the thought bubbles above the listeners would look like this: “Pride. Root of the seven deadly sins. God hates … Continue reading

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Asking God to Leave … and to Stay

Let me ask you an obvious question: do you pray in your church services? OK, too easy. Here’s a tougher one: do you expect anything to happen? And here’s the toughest one: what if something happened, and it seemed to … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday Cynics

(A Lection Reflection on Luke 19: 28-40) Fickle. Disloyal. Unreliable. I’ve heard my fair share of sermons and devotionals that use such terms to describe the Palm Sunday crowd. You have too. I call them Palm Sunday Cynics. “Here they … Continue reading

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Hard Truths

(A Lection Reflection on Luke 13:1-9) Many years ago, I heard an important truth: Do not turn a parable into an allegory. I suspect that I violated that rule in an earlier essay I wrote on the Fig Tree and … Continue reading

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