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Big Time Ephesians 5:15-20

Big Time

Clocks remind us that time is slipping by.

At a Glance

What time is it? From the small clocks on our cell phones to some of the biggest clocks in the world, humans are obsessed with time. But that doesn't mean we've learned how to spend time well.

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's gospel text, see "Leaving the Kitchen," August 19, 2012, at

Quick survey: How many people in your congregation regularly wear a wristwatch? Ask for a show of hands of those who use another device to tell time and the youngsters will happily pull out their cell phones (be advised that you may lose them for a minute while they check their Snapchat account).

Regardless of what timepiece you carry, it's clear that we live in a world obsessed with time. Rarely does anyone sidle up to you in the grocery store anymore and ask, "Do you have the time?" because everyone has it attached to their body in some way. We have multiple apps for tracking our calendars, managing our deadlines and even timing our walk...

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