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The Rich Young Ruler

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In the Bible’s four biographies of Jesus – the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John – exactly one person declines his invitation to “follow me.” What could possibly be so powerful or insidious that it would compel someone to walk away from the chance of a lifetime? That would be money.  We should pay close attention.  The Gospels describe… Read more »

Having Everything

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“You can’t have everything,” says deadpan comic Steven Wright.  “Where would you put it?” The hunger to somehow have it all is nevertheless a central human fixation.  And we are endlessly fascinated with those who seem to have gotten pretty close. Take the Rothschild family.  Over the past 250 years the descendants of Mayer Rothschild of Germany accumulated the modern… Read more »

Rich Toward God

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Throughout Lent, we’re exploring the parables of Jesus – the two dozen or so stories that were his chief means of describing the reality of God’s rule on earth.  Dragons have maintained a firm hold on the human imagination for hundreds of years. According to Purdue Professor Dorsey Armstrong, who has taught an entire course on dragon lore, it’s possible… Read more »