Eradicating Poverty

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“Eradicating Poverty” Matthew 25:14-30, Psalm 82, Deuteronomy 15:8 By Rev. Don Ludwig, August 30, 2020 Each according to their ability There is an old story once shared on a Galilean hillside by a man named Jesus bar Joseph. It was one of the last three stories that Jesus ever told—recorded in Matthew 25: 14-30. Three […]

Dismantling Structural Racism

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“Matthew 25: Dismantling Structural Racism: Part One” Isaiah 65:17-20, Galatians 1:6-9 Racism?  Who is responsible? Crystal Fleming, in her book How not to be Stupid about Race proposes this question: “How could the same country that twice voted for an Ivy League-educated black president end up electing an overt racist who can barely put together […]

Where Gladness and Hunger Meet

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“Where Gladness and Hunger Meet” Matthew 25:1-13; Isaiah 40:25-26; Frederick Buehner Quote It’s always about Jesus? There’s a story that pastors like to tell. I think I first heard it when I was in seminary. It’s the story about a preacher who was leading a children’s sermon. This preacher told the children all about how […]

The Faces of Jesus

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“The Faces of Jesus” Matthew 25:31-46; excerpt by Richard Stearns, The Hole in Our Gospel My friend Debbie Clark Watching John Lewis’s funeral on Thursday brought me to tears as well as stirred memories within me. It has been over 11 years since a dear friend of mine from Philadelphia lost her battle with Cancer. […]

Reformed and Always Reforming

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“Reformed and Always Reforming!” By Don Ludwig, July 26, 2020 Acts 16:16-34, Another voice by John Lewis What Business are we in? Many people have found value in revisiting the question that Peter Drucker made famous: “What business are we in?” I admit it, it seems to be such a simple question, but it is […]