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The Rev. Dr. Paul Tellstrom

Paul Tellstrom: All He Has

Luke 17:11-19

20th Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

October 09, 2016

The Rev. Dr. Paul Tellstrom (UCC)


The account is short and it brings us a reminder of life in the pre-scientific world.  "As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him.  Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, 'Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!'" 

For centuries there were people who were afflicted with all sorts of diseases and conditions that today, with gratitude to the scientific and medical community, no one ever need fear again.  The drama that unfolds today is confirmation of the strength of fear.  Here are ten souls, walking at a distance away from the main road as they were bound to do by law because of their condition.  These were people who were born with real hopes and dreams-they once walked with purpose and meaning with their peers, and now-due to the accident of being in some place or other where they contracted this disease, their lives were as good as over. 

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The Rev. Dr. Dock Hollingsworth

Coming Home

Luke 15:1-3,11b-32

4th Sunday in Lent - Year C

March 06, 2016

The Rev. Dr. Dock Hollingsworth (CBF)


Act I: The Younger Son

Dad is well off. He is a gentleman farmer who owns considerable land. The younger son gets bored and wants to take off. You have known people like this; they have to live fast. Morning chores will never hold them to the farm. This guy must get out of here. Leave home--hit the road.

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