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Luke 17:5-10

Proper 22C

We plop right into a conversation already in progress in verse 5, but as you may already be aware, reading the previous verses isn’t a guarantee that you’ll immediately understand our lectionary selection! If you wish to include the first four verses of chapter 17, it’s fine to do so, since they are seemingly what…

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Luke 17:11-19

Proper 23C

As a college German major, I’ve known for a while of a curiosity in that language.  In German if you thank someone by saying “Danke,” the person whom you are thanking is likely to respond with “Bitte,” which is the German equivalent of “You’re welcome.”  Except that “bitte” is also the word for “please” and…

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Luke 17:5-10

Proper 22C

You get the feeling that even the people who put together various Bible translations don’t know what in the world to make of—or therefore what in the world to do with—the first part of Luke 17.  The NRSV chose as its sub-heading “Some Sayings of Jesus.”  The NIV opted for something that looks like the…

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Luke 17:11-19

Proper 23C

As a college German major, I’ve known for a while of a curiosity in that language. In German if you thank someone by saying “Danke,” the person whom you are thanking is likely to respond with “Bitte,” which is the German equivalent of “You’re welcome.” Except that “bitte” is also the word for “please” and…

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Luke 17:5-10

Proper 22C

You get the feeling that even the people who put together various Bible translations don’t know what in the world to make of—or therefore what in the world to do with—the first part of Luke 17. The NRSV chose as its sub-heading “Some Sayings of Jesus.” The NIV opted for something that looks like the…

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