July 2, 2017
Matthew 10:40-42
Romans 6:12-23
Genesis 22:1-14
Psalm 13

The Jesus Gang

Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3

Dean Feldmeyer
Roger Lovette
George Reed

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In the wake of the recent Arizona shootings, a great deal of attention has been focused on the tone of our political discourse and the need for more civility regarding those of opposing viewpoints. While it has become clear that harsh rhetoric had no direct bearing on the incident in Tucson, nevertheless President Obama made a pointed reference at last week's memorial service to the toxic atmosphere of our national dialogue, and he made an impassioned plea for our words to be worthy of the victims and to heal rather than wound. But the very fact that this is an issue at all is a testament to the deep divisions in our society, and even much of the argument about civility has fallen victim to political "spin," i.e. our penchant for interpreting events to put the best light on whatever group or ideology we identify with. In this installment of The Immediate Word, team member Dean Feldmeyer notes that a...

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