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The Rev. Dr. Christopher Girata

Christopher Girata: Shrewd Faith

Luke 16:1-13

15th Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

September 22, 2019

The Rev. Dr. Christopher Girata (TEC)


Let's all be very clear: this parable is weird. Although the parable begins with a pretty good hook and seems to go in a predictable direction, the story skews off pretty quickly, leaving us all a little confused. At first, this parable is off-putting, apparently contradictory, and in the end, does not seem like the kind of parable that would be a favorite for most of us.

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The Rev. Ian Punnett

Jesus' Weirdest Parable?

Luke 16:1-13

18th Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

September 22, 2013

The Rev. Ian Punnett (TEC)

Just to get re-acquainted, I am Ian Punnett.  I'm an ordained deacon in the Episcopal Church.  Not everybody understands the difference between a deacon and a priest, and I understand that because the diaconate is expressed differently in various traditions; but remember that deacons, while less known or understood than the priesthood as holy orders go, actually there were deacons before there were priests.  And in the Episcopal Church, we are considered a separate but equal holy order.

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