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Reflection on the Sycamore Tree

Zacchaeus was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was short in stature. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to see him, because Jesus was going to … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with the story? Luke 12: 16-21

I grew up in real barn country – horse barns, cow barns, hay barns, grain silos, and, of course barn raising when everyone came together to build their neighbor a barn – even a neighbor they didn’t know yet. There … Continue reading

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Thinking of saints and shepherds

Parable of the lost sheep I can see him forlorn outlined against the foothills, no cliffs yet, he’s just at the beginning of his adventure and doesn’t know how lonely wandering can be — the runaway, neck arched in independence. … Continue reading

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On reading Luke in the summer

I have a spiritual discipline that involves reading one gospel over and over again each season and then, near the end of the season, seeing what have come of the connection of that particular time and the text. So I … Continue reading

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Reading the Gospel in 2013

An Invitation Go ahead and say it out loud, all this lectionary year, every time: “I am reading from the gospel of Luke who was a Syrian.” Luke from Syria, this Syria, the one we read about in the papers. … Continue reading

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