Thinking Highly of Oneself

By John B. Cobb, Jr. Romans 12:3-8 Paul tells us not to think of ourselves more highly than we should. That is good counsel. There are many people who exaggerate their own importance and virtue. On the other hand, partly because of Paul’s influence, the problem in the church today may be more a fear of…

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On Becoming a Mystical Progressive

By Bruce G. Epperly Date Delivered:  August 13, 2006 Location: Unitarian Universalist Community of Lancaster Genesis 28:10-17 Exodus 3:1-5 John 1:1-5, 9 Earth’s crammed with heaven and every common bush afire with God; And only he who sees, takes off his shoes – The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries. (Elizabeth Barrett Browning) There is…

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Is Jesus a New Moses?

By John B. Cobb, Jr. Location: Emory University The lectionary passages selected for today emphasize the connection between Jesus and Moses. Jesus’ ascent up the mount of transfiguration has many similarities with Moses’ ascent up Sinai. In addition Moses comes to see Jesus there. In the Exodus account God repeatedly states that Moses has found favor…

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