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justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Burying and unearthing A Revised Common Lectionary resource for November 19 by Magdalena I. García So I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours. – Matthew 25:25 Read the full lectionary passage here Life is a constant cycle of burying and unearthing, and this… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Stay woke A Revised Common Lectionary resource for November 12 by Magdalena I. García Keep awake therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour. – Matthew 25:13 Read the full lectionary passage here It’s remarkable that this parable focuses on bridesmaids because in the Gospels’ narrative it was the male disciples who fell… Read more »

The Unglued Church

Can We Talk About Sexism? In #metoo conversations, the church can do better by Susan Rothenberg   Here’s a statistic that you may or may not find startling. A study by PC(USA) Research Services in 2016 revealed 84% of female teaching elders have experienced discrimination, prejudice or harassment based upon their gender. Yet, 48% of male… Read more »

Sightings

  Missing Choir Hearts on Fire, Brains on Ice* by Ken Rummer Eight months into retirement, I realized I missed singing in the choir, a surprising conclusion for one who never took choir in school. There was an elementary school solo on “I Dream of Jeannie With The Light Brown Hair” and a fifth grade… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Love God, love the ‘hood A Revised Common Lectionary resource for October 29 by Magdalena I. García [Jesus] said to him, ‘ “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the greatest and first commandment. and a second is like… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Paying tribute to God A Revised Common Lectionary resource for October 22 by Magdalena I. García Then [Jesus] said to them, ‘Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.’ – Matthew 22:21b Read the full lectionary passage here When the way we amass capital… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Down the right path A Revised Common Lectionary resource for October 15 by Magdalena I. García [The Lord] restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake. – Psalm 23:3 Read the full lectionary passage here When we allow God to heal us from hatred and to lead us down the… Read more »

Wisdom Journey

Is faith about integration or competition? When culture conflicts with faith  by N. Graham Standish    A Thought: Christianity is an integrating faith forced to live in a competing culture. Our competitive culture leads to compartmentalization and conflict. An integrating faith leads to compassion and creativity. The question for us is one of culture or… Read more »

Sightings

  The Field One Last Crop by Ken Rummer Beyond our yard is the trail and beyond the trail is the field. The field marches north to the dusty fog that marks the gravel of the next mile road. Thomas Jefferson’s grid of surveyed squares is much in evidence around here. This is land the… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Those words, those tablets A Revised Common Lectionary resource for October 8 by Magdalena I. García Moses said to the people, ‘Do not be afraid; for God has come only to test you and to put the fear of him upon you so that you do not sin.’ – Exodus 20:20 Read the full lectionary… Read more »