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September 16, 2004


Bill Uetricht

I like what William Willimon does with the text. See textweek.com. He emphasizes the decisiveness with which which the manager acts in light of a crisis. He doesn't bury his head or wring his hands. He acts because he trusts that his story isn't over yet. Jesus is always luring us into the future because he trusts that the future ultimately is God's, not ours, to secure. I also like what Richard Foster (The Challenge of the Disciplined Life) says about the view of the money of the early church--the notion that in its very nature it has a negative power. He talks about the importance of disciplining unrighteous mammon for the sake of kingdom purposes.

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