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Sermon for Trinity 11 – Luke 18:9-14

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit Cain and Abel. Isaac and Ishmael. The Pharisee and the Tax Collector. All three are Biblical witnesses to the fact that there are two religions in the world. One religion is of the Law. Do these things and you […]

Robert Farrar Capon on Luke 18:9-14

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Here are some snippets of a sermon by Robert Farrar Capon, an Episcopalian priest. This from his book Kingdom, Grace, Judgment: Paradox, Outrage, and Vindication in the Parables of Jesus, published by Eerdmans. I commend the whole sermon to you. If you have not the book, perhaps this will whet your appetite to buy the […]

Kenneth Bailey on Luke 18:9-14

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Kenneth Bailey, “Through Peasant Eyes“ Middle Easterners read [this logion] and assume a parable about public worship…. A part of our problem in the West is that the English verb “pray” is almost exclusively applied to private devotions, and the verb “worship” is used for corporate worship. However, in biblical literature, the verb “pray” can […]

Notes on Trinity 11 – Luke 18:9-14

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Holy Scripture Thus says the LORD: “When I say to the righteous that he shall surely live, but he trusts in his own righteousness and commits iniquity, none of his righteous works shall be remembered; but because of the iniquity that he has committed, he shall die.” (Ezekiel 33:13 NKJV) Pius Parsch, “The Church’s Year […]

Trinity 10 – Luke 19:41-48

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit “Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone?” That’s how Joni Mitchell puts it in her song “Big Yellow Taxi”. She’s talking about the places and things we loved once, but […]