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Proper 14

Genesis 15.1–6
Hebrews 11.1–3, 8–16
Luke 12.32–40

Faith is sometimes presented as necessarily divorced from evidence. If you can prove something, then you don’t need to have faith to believe it. But that doesn’t seem to be quite what our readings today are saying. They seem to suggest that faith is not an irrational decision to step out into the darkness, but something chosen and calculated on the basis of what is already known and experienced. Faith still has a strong element of risk and uncertainty, but it isn’t just plain stupidity...

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