Lost in Wonder

(But Still Paying Attention)

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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All In

By Susan Rothenberg | Sep 4, 2016 | 1 Comment

Back before I left for vacation in late July, I received an email from the pastor of Whitehall Presbyterian Church, where I preached this sermon. The pastor needed to know the scripture on which I would preach. I was literally walking out the door for an international flight, so I made a snap decision that…

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No One Left Behind

By Susan Rothenberg | Aug 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

 One Sabbath, when Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, he was being carefully watched. When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table, he told them this parable: “When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for a…

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Unbearable Lightness

By Susan Rothenberg | Jul 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

John 9:1-41  As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him. We must work…

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