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Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28

Proper 19C

If our last reading from Jeremiah 18:1-11 offered a note of hope (and it did with that fourfold repetition of the little word “if”), there seems to be absolutely no such note in this reading.  Which makes it a very tough text to preach today. Oh, if all we do is explain what the text…

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Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28

Proper 19C

I suspect that were Jeremiah 4 not on the Lectionary schedule, few preachers and teachers would be willing to tackle it. After all, among other reasons, relatively few of us like to talk about the kind of divine judgment it so graphically describes. What’s more, its grim apocalyptic imagery resists easy understanding and application. Of…

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