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The Rev. Dr. Chris Tuttle

"Lord Jesus, Give Us a Sticker!"

Luke 17:5-10

20th Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

October 06, 2013

The Rev. Dr. Chris Tuttle (PCUSA)

 

Earlier this spring I finished a fantastic and depressing book by psychologist Jean Twenge called "Generation Me: Why Today's Young Americans are more Confident, Assertive, Entitled--and More Miserable than Ever Before."  Twenge investigates the assumptions that many of us have about us--it's my generation, too--taking data from personality inventories given across the last 60 years.  Any of us who recruit volunteers or run teams sense things are changing--the way this generation relates--or doesn't relate--to institutions, their lessening sense of commitment, their anxiety and perpetual frantic busyness.  We are harried and confused and feel so out of control.  In her introduction, she writes:

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The Rev. Dr. Sam Matthews

A Tough Call on Humility

Luke 14:1,7-14

Pentecost 15 - Year C

September 01, 2013

The Rev. Dr. Sam Matthews (UMC)

 

Well, whatever Jesus is talking about in this 14th chapter of Luke's account of the Gospel, he's certainly not talking about seating arrangements or etiquette in general.  If that were the case, then we could surely find some verses about four-way stops or cell phones in public.  But the banquet table and seating arrangements happen to be the classroom in which Jesus chooses to teach the lesson for today, so it will serve us well to look at them.

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The Rev. Canon David Lovelace (TEC)

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The Rev. John Gunn

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The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III (UCC)

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