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    "The Reverend ..."

    My preference is for being known as George; a person among persons.
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    "The Reverend ..."

    I very much enjoy sharing my insights orally. I no longer use the pulpit because of its historic symbolic elevation of clergy. I also do not prefer the title reverend because of its suggestion of being revered. Something I do not see in the communication style of Jesus. I do value the term...
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    Homeland Security and Secret Police

    I am one who sees things approaching. Many years ago I saw the police state in its earliest stage. That police state is now full grown and ready to take control of the population.
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    Can You Be Rich and Be a Christian?

    Hi unsafe I had hoped only to give you opportunity to consider your communication style. Even so, I admit that I may have crossed a boundary and caused you offence. For this I apologize. George
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    Salvation and Personal Growth? Incompatible?

    God is the whole of which I am a part.
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    Can You Be Rich and Be a Christian?

    Hi unsafe. We are here to converse in a respectful manner. Each shares a point of view. Each has opportunity to refine their own point of view by noticing truth in the other’s perspective. This conversation goes off track when it becomes competitive; with persons insisting that their perspective...
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    Can You Be Rich and Be a Christian?

    So there are some things we agree on! This offers a way forward.
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    Can You Be Rich and Be a Christian?

    Full agreement on this point.
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    Can You Be Rich and Be a Christian?

    Did Abraham use riches to serve himself? Or did his household grow as his resources increased?
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    Can You Be Rich and Be a Christian?

    p.s. I will recall that Capitalist propaganda focused on demonizing socialism, which they called communism.
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    Can You Be Rich and Be a Christian?

    My hope is for the eclipse of Capitalism by Socialism; as understood by folk like Leo Tolstoy. During their Exodus journey the folk gathered manna each morning. The text states that none had too much and none had too little. In the apostolic community all were in it together. The text states...
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    Can You Be Rich and Be a Christian?

    Solomon is portrayed in scripture as one of the world’s wealthiest persons. His first official act was to marry a daughter of the Egyptian Pharaoh. In this making a treaty with Egypt. Solomon then went on to marry many wives and formed treaties with other nations. Simply put, Solomon was a...
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    Can You Be Rich and Be a Christian?

    Thanks for your challenge to my thinking unsafe! What does this text say to you?
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    Can You Be Rich and Be a Christian?

    Solomon and David were sinners. Even so they were loved by God. In the final day God separated the wheat from the chaff. We too are loved by God. In our appointed day God will separate the good in us from the bad in us. A process of refining by which the dross is burned away and the precious...
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    Can You Be Rich and Be a Christian?

    Is this not the pattern at work in our western social structures? Might we not spend our surplus earning in service to the health and well being of the earth’s starving children? Not as charity but as justice?
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