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19th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

October 23, 2011

The Rev. Dr. Brett Younger (CBF)

I grew up in churches that had all the answers.  Heaven was up, hell was down, and we knew who was going in which direction.  God created the world in six days--one hundred and forty-four hours.  The Red Sea parted just like in the movie.  The whale swallowed Jonah.  If the Bible said that Jonah swallowed the whale, we would have made that a test of faith.  We reduced the mystery of the Unknowable God to Four Spiritual Laws that would fit on a post card and still leave room for "The Bible says it.  I believe it.  That settles it."  We didn't have room for questions, because we were certain of everything.

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