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A Word about Hell, A Word about Privilege

The story of the rich man and Lazarus is one of the best-known of Jesus’ parables in the New Testament. But what is it about? What is the point? It seems quite clear: the story is about hell. Perhaps every … Continue reading

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The King and World Power: The Oracle About Babylon

Note: this is last Sunday’s sermon (February 1, 2015) ***** Lord Acton famously said, “Power tends to corrupt, absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Is power inherently sinful? Or is there something about the human condition that corrupts it? Consider how God’s … Continue reading

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