Monthly Archives: September 2016

“Increase Our Faith”

Donald R. Elly, M.Div. Two questions rose as I read Luke 17:5-10. First, what prompted those hearing Jesus to ask for an increase in faith? Second, the word Apostles seems to be a misnomer. Ought one not read disciples? If … Continue reading

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Bridging the Chasm

​​​​​​Donald R. Elly, M. Div.    I value the insights of other preachers who often give me a new perspective and open up the familiar scripture in new ways. Barbara K. Lundbald does that for me with this text that … Continue reading

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Shrewd and Faithful 

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. “And his master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly; for the children of this age are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than are the children of light.” There is … Continue reading

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Never Lost

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. Scott Bader-Saye, writing in Feasting on the Word about the text, Luke 15:1-10, gave me an entirely fresh way of understanding these two parables of the lost sheep and coin. He writes, “We might imagine…these … Continue reading

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It’s Not a Popularity Contest

​​​​Donald R. Elly, M. Div. Being a disciple and follower of Jesus Christ is not about popularity. Nor does Jesus worry about numbers and growing the Kingdom of God so that it reflects his leadership skills, it’s size being a … Continue reading

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