Family feud

A reflection from Rich Dixon. It was a dispute among good friends. We’ve seen a few of those lately, maybe more than usual. Pandemic. Economic uncertainty. Isolation. Working from home, or not working at all. And, of course, there’s always politics. Folks are on edge, and the tension leads to division and quarreling among friends […]

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More on buried talents.

At the time Jesus told the story of the talents (read it to get the background. I’ll wait) a talent was a unit of measurement or of money. As money, a talent was about what a day laborer could make in 19 years. So the third servant was given what he could make in a […]

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Saying grace.

Grace. Grace to you Grace to you and peace. Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. I thought about talking about “blah blah blah.” Literally. Well, Nancy almost suggested it when I asked her for a word for today after talking about the death around us. Actually, she […]

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Burying talents

Often, you read what I write after I’ve written the sermon. Not today. I’m working on a reflection for Sunday on Matthew 25:14-30. +++ Sometimes Bible-studying people spend time trying to unpack what words mean in their original context and language, what those words gain or lose in translation to English (or other modern language), […]

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