Monthly Archives: September 2013

Hot Seat

Beth and I watched “Margin Call” the other night. It’s not my usual sort of film. I like lots of action and a happy ending. But I watched through to the end the fictionalized story of financial executives in a … Continue reading

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Faithful and Shrewd

So I just searched Google News for “Ponzi.” I was looking for one or two current examples of dishonest financial management to illustrate this week’s sermon on Luke 16:1-13, the parable of the “unjust steward,” or “dishonest manager,” or however … Continue reading

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Coins, Sheep, and Sinners

In Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis talked about God sending the human race “good dreams,” before the coming of Christ, stories about a god who dies and comes to life again. He saw the pagan myths as foreshadows of what … Continue reading

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The Cost

There may be some irony in the fact that the Senate is hearing arguments about military action against the government of Syria just as the assigned Gospel lesson, Luke 14:25-33, asks in verse 31, “Or what king, going out to … Continue reading

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