I have pastored the same church for 18 years. That's not exactly a towering pinnacle, but it does provide some interesting views.
Epiphany | Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany (Year A)
While Dan Savage, an atheist, wouldn't put it this way, the popular sex columnist exegetes rules about relationships with the precision of a rabbi or canon lawyer. Pastors should pay attention.
This is not a Sunday for soft-pedalling the gospel. Moses and Jesus portray the life of faith as a "yes" or a "no" to God with lives that obey or that disobey. It is little wonder that it is common to summarize Jesus' teachings in the Sermon on the Mount with one verse, the "Golden Rule" (Matthew 7:12).
by Edwin SearcyFebruary 7, 2011