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The Run-Flat Church 1 Corinthians 1:10-18

The Run-Flat Church

When a church is running flat, how can the tires be re-inflated?

At a Glance

Many new cars these days don't have spares -- in part to save money, but especially to reduce vehicle weight to help meet increasingly tightened federal mileage standards. So, instead of a spare, your new car is likely to have either a tire repair kit with sealant and plug-in compressor to re-inflate tires or the even better option: run-flat tires. In today's epistle reading, we discover that the Corinthian church has a serious tire problem.

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's gospel text, see "Presenting the Fly," January 27, 2002, at

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