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Do you see this woman? Parables of Luke – week 3

(Click title of this post if you cannot see all of it.) Repentance has two sides – forgiveness and gratitude, says the Rev. Dr. Jane Patterson in her commentary on the parable of the anointing woman. She crashed a dinner…

Why Did the Enemy Cross the Road?

This week Luke applies the theme of gut-wrenching compassion to the lives of ordinary people.  Just as God has gut-wrenching compassion  in the sending of God’s son to save God’s people, a Samaritan has gut-wrenching compassion for a fallen man…

God Crosses the Widest Breach – week 1 of Proclaiming the Kingdom

“We are never done with the parables, and they are never done with us,” says the Rev. Dr. Jane Patterson in week one of our study of the parables of Luke. “What a parable means depends on who is listening,…

Proclaiming the Kingdom: The Parables of Luke

Proclaiming the Kingdom: Parables in the Gospel of Luke Echoing the psalmist, Christ announced: “I will open my mouth to speak in parables; I will proclaim what has been hidden from the foundation of the world” (Psalm 78:2; Matthew 13:35)….

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