Is Sin for Real?

John 9:1-41  The Temptation, Hugo van der Goes, 1470  What is sin? Man, what a complicated question that is! Of course, there is no way to address such a question in a short time. But it will be helpful to start with the English word itself and work backwards. So let’s do some etymology of […]

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Humility: the Path Home

Luke 18:9-14, NRSV He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, ‘God, I thank you that I […]

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Fully Awake

Luke 9:28-43 So the other day I was walking down the street in University City in Philadelphia, on my way to a meeting. It was cold [of course] and so people were hurrying to class, work, or wherever they needed to go without hesitating one bit. Who could blame them? It was cold. I admit […]

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