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The Right Side of History

This sermon was preached at St. Bartholomew’s, Nashville, TN on Sunday, November 13, 2016. The previous week Donald J. Trump had been elected as President of the United States.  Proper 28 (33) (November 13, 2016) First reading and Psalm Isaiah 65:17-25 98 Second reading 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 Gospel Luke 21:5-19 Karl Marx famously said, [History] “repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.”[1] Someone else once said, tragedy is when it happens to me, farce […]

Surely this is sarcasm: Luke 16:9

I mentioned the other day that the Gospel for this week is a difficult passage: Luke 16:1-13. It is the parable of the so-called “unjust steward” and the parable ends with Jesus’ statement in verse 9 And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of dishonest wealth so that when it is gone, they may welcome you into the eternal homes. I have read a number of creative explanations (including a long and […]