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Flipping the Church Psalm 26

Flipping the Church

Lives are changed when we turn the church on its head.

At a Glance

House flippers are people who renovate distressed properties, and then sell them for a quick profit. A flipped house is a redeemed, restored and re-invigorated house. What if this concept were applied to the church?

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's gospel text, see "What Is So Difficult about Relationships?", October 7, 2012, at

Flip? Or flop?

That's the question that's addressed on the HGTV show Flip or Flop. A husband and wife named Tarek and Christina attempt to transform run-down properties into valuable homes.

Tarek is a house flipper -- a specialist in renovating distressed properties. Christina is a real estate agent who has an eye for design. Together, they snatch up foreclosed homes, restore them and attempt to sell them at a profit

One week, they won an auction on a 1920s Spanish-style house in California. They could see that it needed a complete overhaul, but sensed that its charming original architecture would add to...

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