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Topic Features About Hypocrisy

The Rev. Reggie Weaver

Cleanliness or Godliness

Mark 7:1-8,14-15,21-23

14th Sunday after Pentecost - Year B

September 02, 2012

The Rev. Reggie Weaver (PCUSA)

I've spent many summer days at my Aunt Briddie's house. Aunt Briddie is my father's oldest sister. She and her husband, Uncle Hubbert, enjoyed entertaining, so many summers when some of the extended family would come into town, we would gather at their house; and among other things, we would do a lot of eating.

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The Rev. Dr. Kris Lewis

Practice What You Preach

Matthew 23:1-12

20th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

October 30, 2011

The Rev. Dr. Kris Lewis (TEC)

As a teenager, I amassed a whole list of things that my mother said that I swore I would NEVER say to MY children. You know, things like, "You're not leaving the house in THAT outfit!" or "Wipe that look off your face!" or "Just wait until your father gets home!" At the top of that list was one that reeked of the sort of adult hypocrisy teens love to latch onto.  I can't recall the exact occasion, or what teenage behavior had elicited these words, but I can still hear Momma's voice, with its deep Charleston accent, proclaiming, "Don't do as I DO, do as I say!"

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Other Recent Content About Hypocrisy

The Rev. John Gunn

Theatrical Religion

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

According to The Rev. John R. Gunn, "In religious circles, there are many who play the role of saint without an element of saintliness in their characters. It is this theatrical religion that Jesus condemns - a religion which manifests itself only in religious pretensions, religious regalia and religious ceremonies."

The Rev. Dr. Debra Samuelson Article

April 23, 2009

The Church

The Rev. Dr. Debra Samuelson (ELCA)

The Rev. Dr. Debra Samuelson talks about Dr. Laura Mendenhall’s recent sermon and what it says about how we should be church today.