Lost in Wonder

(But Still Paying Attention)

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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The Blessing of Giving Up

By Susan Rothenberg | Jun 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Luke 9:51-62  When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. And he sent messengers ahead of him. On their way they entered a village of the Samaritans to make ready for him; but they did not receive him, because his face was set toward…

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Unglued News

By Susan Rothenberg | Jun 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Some colleagues and I will be blogging for Presbyterians Today over the next 12 months in an effort to share what we’ve learned so far in our work with The Unglued Church in Pittsburgh Presbytery. The opportunity to speak to the wider church about what we’ve learned in the process is both a great honor and…

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