Monthly Archives: February 2017

Under New Management

Luke 16:1-18 Jesus continues with the parables, this time the Parable of the Unwise Manager. A rich guy received accusations that his asset manager was wasting (or dispersing) his assets. He calls the manager in and tells him he is … Continue reading

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The Prodigal Son

Luke 15:11-32 Jesus tells a third parable to the Pharisees and teachers of the law, this one is so familiar to us that I need not recount the details. Of course we know that the younger son who had taken … Continue reading

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Like a Lost Coin

“Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Doesn’t she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?  And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with … Continue reading

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Lost Sheep

Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” Then Jesus told them this parable: “Suppose one of you has a … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Progressivism, Episode 3

Woodrow Wilson Evolves “If any trait bubbles up in all one reads about Wilson it is this: He loved, craved and glorified power.” Walter McDougall As young Woodrow Wilson attended graduate school at Johns Hopkins University, his attitudes about the … Continue reading

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Bonus Post: Salt

Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?  It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile; it is thrown out. “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.” (13:34-35) … Continue reading

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Random Ramblings: February 25, 2017

Over the last week or 10 days, we’ve been having unseasonably warm weather here in NW Illinois, in fact, we’ve set a couple of all-time records for high temperatures. It has been warm, often sunny; some days have seen temps … Continue reading

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