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Luke 16:19-31

Proper 21C

The author Robert Farrar Capon was a master of parabolic embellishment, being highly adept at bringing these ancient stories up-to-date through vivid contemporary language and imagery.  Sometimes Capon also did what those of us who preach occasionally do as well: he’d name the characters.  And so in the Parable of the Prodigal Son maybe we’ll…

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Luke 16:1-13

Proper 20C

This is an odd one!  Indeed, the parable in Luke 16 surely counts as the oddest of all Jesus’ parables.  This is not even a close call!  You can read the whole thing once, twice, three times and the precise meaning of it remains mysteriously elusive.  The shank of the problem is that the “hero”…

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Luke 16:19-31

Proper 21C

The author Robert Farrar Capon was a master of parabolic embellishment, being highly adept at bringing these ancient stories up-to-date through vivid contemporary language and imagery. Sometimes Capon also did what those of us who preach occasionally do as well: he’d name the characters. And so in the Parable of the Prodigal Son maybe we’ll…

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Luke 16:1-13

Proper 20C

Luke 16:1-13 is the oddest of all Jesus’ parables. You can read the whole thing once, twice, three times and the precise meaning of it remains mysteriously elusive. The shank of the problem is that the “hero” of this parable–the figure Jesus holds up as somehow or another having something to teach “the children of…

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