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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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Father Albert Cutié

Generosity as a Way of Life

Luke 12:13-21

11th Sunday of Pentecost - Year C

August 04, 2013

The Rev. Alberto Cutié (TEC)

 

As a twenty-one year old seminarian, I remember the afternoon when I walked into my pastor's office at my home parish where I worked every summer through high school and college coordinating youth programs and a Vacation Bible School and I said to him, "I think God wants me to have a different experience of ministry...I want to go to the mission to work with the poor." He sighed and rolled his eyes as if I was going through some "passing thing," but after months of insistence he began to realize I was serious and I was indeed going to do this. After calling and writing around, I discovered there was a Migrant Worker Ministry about 300 miles from home in a small rural parish that was looking for someone bi-lingual who could help. So I quickly signed up!

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Other Recent Content About Stewardship

The Rev. John Gunn

Model Christians?

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

There are a lot of people who faithfully attend Sunday school and Church. They go on Sunday night and to prayer meeting, they put money in the collection plate, their children attend all of the youth meetings and go to Church camp in the summers. They are model Christians.' - if you judge them from the outside. But do they ever do anything to show their faith?

The Rev. Anne Sutherland Howard Transcript

January 17, 2010

Finding Wild Space

The Rev. Anne Sutherland Howard (TEC)

The Rev. Anne Sutherland Howard draws from Jesus' first recorded miracle at the wedding at Cana to help us discover the wild space within us--and live into the radical calling of Christ.
The Rev. Dr. Scott Weimer Transcript

November 08, 2009

What God Values in Stewardship

The Rev. Dr. D. Scott Weimer (PCUSA)

The Rev. Dr. Scott Weimer takes a timely look at what it means to be stewards of God's resources in our lives as believers.
Bishop Kenneth Carter

Dr. Ken Carter: Churches and the Economic Crisis

Bishop Kenneth Carter (UMC)

The Rev. Dr. Kenneth Carter, United Methodist pastor and author, shares practical insights for church leaders on dealing with money and stewardship in the midst of an economic crisis.
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Living more Generously - Day1 Reflection Team with Bill Turpie

"Are we afraid of living more generously, and if we are what does that say about ourselves?" Host Bill Turpie and the Day1 Reflection team discuss this topic.
The Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Transcript

April 13, 2008

God's Most Difficult Miracle

The Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake (PCUSA)

The Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake ponders the miracle of a community that engages in extreme generosity.

The Rev. Dr. Robert Edgar Transcript

September 02, 2007

Gifts for the Common Good

The Rev. Dr. Robert Edgar (UMC)

The Rev. Dr. Robert Edgar, general secretary of the National Council of Churches of Christ, calls us to rigorous discipleship that seeks to live a live working for peace, caring for the poor and attending to all of creation.

The Rev. Dr. Janet Parker Transcript

August 26, 2007

From Apocalypse to Genesis

The Rev. Dr. Janet Parker (UCC)

The Rev. Dr. Janet Parker shares her award winning sermon calling us to ecological discipleship.