Monthly Archives: September 2011

Why? Why Not!

Over the weekend I was at the installation of a colleague. Being a bit of a wise donkey I brought an 18″ Crescent Wrench in case we needed something more than a socket set to get him installed. We had … Continue reading

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Who put you in charge?

Matthew 21.23-32 Jesus is teaching and the other teachers come to him and ask (essentially) “what makes you think you can horn in on our turf?” The authority question is actually there to get Jesus to back down. For those … Continue reading

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An Evil Eye

Matthew 20.1-16 The evil eye is a source for amusement in more educated circles where snickers are generally the kindest response. Still, in today‚Äôs reading Jesus has the landowner ask the first workers in the vineyard if they have the … Continue reading

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How Much? How Little?

Matt 18.21-35 When people ask “how much do I need to do?” they generally mean “How little can I get away with doing?” So Peter’s question to Jesus “how often must I forgive?” is not all that different from our … Continue reading

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Owe No One Anything

Romans 13.8-14 I have heard Romans 13.8 “owe no one anything but love” used as a reason to join multi-level marketing. “See, Scripture says you should live debt free!” the recruiter told me. I declined the offer, but when it … Continue reading

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