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When the weight is equally distributed on both sides of a seesaw, the ride goes up and down, pleasantly and indefinitely and, you might say, uneventfully. Sometimes when the weight is not even, you can shift the lighter person backward toward the end of the board and a heavier person further down to achieve a leveling effect. But say a really big kid comes by and hunkers down on the side opposite you. Game over. You're left up in the air, legs dangling, nowhere to go from here until you beg for mercy. When God is the big kid . . .
World news in light of the Good News for Sunday, March 16, 2014
Preaching the News
A story we are watching this week . . .
Please note:The final version of Preaching in Light of the News is posted each week on Thursday morning
The mystery of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 In this Sunday’s gospel Peter, James, and John experienced the mystery of the Transfiguration of Jesus and heard a voice from the heavens which filled them with fear. As the mystery of the disappearance of an airliner over the weekend deepened, each passing day confirmed the worst fears that loved ones may be lost forever.
The church and the financial system
You vote not only on Election Day. You vote every time you spend money. The financial system is not only open to scrutiny for major bad acts of major bad actors, but for every act, large and small, including your own. A sacramental church that lifts up God’s good creation and materiality must have something critically important to say to those systems humans use to mobilize work and control the world. And it must go beyond simply passing judgment on those . . . Read more...