Lost in Wonder

(But Still Paying Attention)

Room for One More

By Susan Rothenberg | Nov 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Christ the King/Reign of Christ Luke 23:33-43 33When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. 34Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” And they cast lots to divide…

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In Our Hands

By Susan Rothenberg | Nov 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Valley Presbyterian Church Luke 20:27-38 Some Sadducees, those who say there is no resurrection, came to him 28and asked him a question,“Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies, leaving a wife but no children, the man shall marry the widow and raise up children for his brother. 29Now there were seven…

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Threading the Needle of Faithfulness

By Susan Rothenberg | Oct 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon Luke 19:1-10 He entered Jericho and was passing through it. 2A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was rich. 3He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was short in stature. 4So…

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Faith 101: A lesson from a tax collector

By Susan Rothenberg | Oct 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon Luke 18:9-14 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt:  “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, ‘God, I…

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At the End of Our Rope

By Susan Rothenberg | Oct 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

My latest blog post for Presbyterians Today is up. in it, I talk about a church with whom I am working who ran out of money to take care of their large building, moved out, and rented out the space to a new non-denominational ministry that is blooming in one of the most violent neighborhoods in…

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Not Funny.

By Susan Rothenberg | Oct 14, 2016 | 1 Comment

I thought I was doing really well. A few months ago, I made it through Trump’s careless mocking of a disabled reporter, although as the mother of a child with autism, I know full well the damage a bully can do. After the Democratic convention, I made it through Trump’s cruel attack on a family…

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