Tag Archives: Wealth

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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A Word about Wealth

What does the good life look like to you? The image that comes to my mind is a sunny day at a sandy beach with the crystal-clear ocean beckoning me to wade in. For you the good life looks like … Continue reading

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Just Deserts

This is a text dealing with justice, and for that very reason it is a very difficult passage. When we’re children, justice seems fairly simple: just keep everything the same. My piece of pumpkin pie needs to be the same … Continue reading

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The King, Our Confidence, and His Initiative

Last week was my first flight since the Germanwings plane went down in the Alps. It was exactly on my mind until I walked down the jetway to board the plane. When I was greeted by the attendant, I thought, … Continue reading

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The King and Our Treasure

No matter where you’re trying to go—more education, better career, different city—one of the most important factors in getting there is money. Money can buy you a whole lot more than nice clothes or a new home. Money promises pleasure … Continue reading

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