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Be Ready

A Litany of Advice This week’s text is Luke 12:32-40.  This is a veritable litany of sayings and advice from Jesus.  Some of His more familiar quotes are in this short passage.  As with many biblical passages, you could write multiple commentaries about this text.  If you have ever listened …

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Still Peace Through Hard Money

Now that the Federal Reserve is on the front pages for timidly starting to raise rates in the face of 9%+ general price increases, and with the U.S. continuing it’s dangerous war policy in Ukraine, it is a good time to revisit a post from 2018.  U.S. monetary and imperial …

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The Who and Why of Wealth

Is Wealth Bad? The text this week is Luke 12: 13-21.  This is the parable of the rich fool.  It sees a man store up for himself much surplus.  So much so that he needs to build another barn.  This induces him to feel pretty good about himself and then …

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A Dangerous Mission Creep

Still a Grinding, Deadly Slaughter The war in Ukraine continues to grind on producing a slow rolling slaughter of mostly innocent, powerless civilians.  Russia has slowly enveloped the eastern Donbas region of Ukraine and continues to take control of more territory slowly but relentlessly.  Additionally, Russia is making gains along …

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Be Irritatingly Persistent

Prayer as a Demand This week’s text is Luke 11: 1-13.  This sees Jesus giving us the Lord’s Prayer and other instructions on how to pray.  The glaringly obvious thing about all this is that Jesus would have us boldly, and indeed irritatingly demand things from God.  None of this …

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Cancel Me?

A Tale of Youthful Ignorance It was mid-November of 1990, and I was working as a bartender/manager of a family-owned pub and grill.  I have written of the importance of such places previously.  I was at the time looking ahead on the calendar and thinking about what specials or events …

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