Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 23, 2018
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
October 7, 2018

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost


One of the most important lessons that I was taught in my studies at seminary was to never try to do theology based on one verse, or one passage, or one book of the Bible, or indeed even one Testament of the Bible. Because the reason that God through the church gave us the whole Bible is that we need all of it to begin to understand what God is up to in the world. Just as in a choir when the different voices blend together to create beauty, and just as in a meeting of wise people consensus is reached through communication and compromise, so when we come to difficult passages, like today’s gospel, we have to read it, not by itself, but in the light of the rest of what we know about God. [To hear the entire sermon, click on the arrow above.]