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The Rev. Eric C. Shafer

Eric Shafer: You're Gonna Have to Serve Somebody

Matthew 22:15-22

20th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

October 22, 2017

The Rev. Eric Shafer (ELCA)


Reading this week's Gospel lesson from St. Matthew, I kept hearing Bob Dylan's song, "Gotta Serve Somebody," in my head:

You may be an ambassador to England or France,

You may like to gamble, you might like to dance,

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The Rev. Dr. Ruth Hamilton

Whose Coin Is It?

Matthew 22:15-22

19th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

October 19, 2014

The Rev. Dr. Ruth Hamilton (ELCA)


"Answer the question: yes or no? Keep it simple--just yes or no." The situation in the Gospel this week reminds me of a congressional hearing. We've all heard and seen these carefully orchestrated morality plays. Someone in Congress gets riled up about faulty ignition switches in General Motors cars or who the National Security Administration is spying on or what really happened to our embassy in Benghazi and calls for hearings, complete with lots of media coverage. Once the hearing has geared up, though, it's easy to forget its original purpose. Those asking questions do not seem to be seeking information, understanding, enlightenment, or, heaven forbid, truth. They just want to score points with the electorate back home. They are trying to make the witness or a corporation or the other political party look bad. They are playing "gotcha!" And at a key point in the hearing, some questioner, having simplistically reduced the issue to one loaded choice, inevitably asks, "Just answer the question--yes or no?"

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