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The man in the story is caught on the cusp of conversion, teetering on the brink of repentance, swaying toward Jesus but anchored by the lifestyle he has always known, the way it has always been. Continue reading

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Year B Proper 23: sermon

A sermon for October 14th 2012, preached at Church of the Epiphany, Euclid, Ohio There’s a novel by Nick Hornby which I read some years ago called How to Be Good.* In it, the protagonist, an ordinary, grumpy, middle-aged man, … Continue reading

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Year B Proper 23: Some novel assistance

Some further deliberations on the rich young man gospel (Mark 10: 17-31), with help from a Nick Hornby novel.* (Sunday sermon spoiler alert!): There’s a novel by Nick Hornby which I read some years ago called How to be Good. … Continue reading

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Year B Proper 23: Poor little rich boy

“No one is good but God.” It was a warning. It was the truth. The rich young ruler had plenty of responsibilities weighing him down like heavy garments, like fur rugs and gold chains. He was weary; he was worried. … Continue reading

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