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September 30, 2018
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October 14, 2018

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

 

I hope that you’ve had your coffee this morning. No? Because marriage is a complicated reality, whether you’re talking about the disagreement you had with your spouse this past week, or the two-thousand-year-old disagreement recorded in today’s gospel about a nearly four-thousand-year-old rule about divorce. So let’s jump right in. First of all, marriage and divorce have changed a lot over time. King Solomon, who is said to have asked God for wisdom and received it, had 700 wives and 300 concubines. For a long time, it was considered appropriate for a husband to have as many wives as he could financially care for. [To hear the entire sermon, click on the arrow above.]