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The Unglued Church

Whose fault is it? Blame has no place in the Kingdom of God By Susan Rothenberg  Whose fault is it? When a congregation reaches the end of its life, whose fault is it? A pastor who kept putting off retirement, and as he lost energy, so did the congregation? A music director who refused to play… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Eye on the sparrow A Revised Common Lectionary resource for June 25 by Magdalena I. García ‘Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.’ – Matthew 10:29 Read the full lectionary passages here They wake us up each morning singing praises… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Healing and liberation A Revised Common Lectionary resource for June 18 By Magdalena I. García   As you go, proclaim the good news, ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. You received without payment; give without payment. – Matthew 10:7-8 Read the full… Read more »

Sightings

Photo Credit: K. Rummer Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! A View From the Pew by Ken Rummer Sundays feel different, in retirement.* Without a sermon to deliver (Will I lose my notes? Will I lose my place? Will it make any sense at all?), without arrangements to arrange (Will the liturgist show up? Is the air conditioner working? Is there water… Read more »

Wisdom Journey

Living in the now Resurrecting our spirituality By N. Graham Standish   Christians often crucify their faith by focusing so much on the cross that their faith becomes all about sin, judgment, and the past. True spirituality focuses on the resurrection, which immerses us in love, grace, and possibility. The cross was then. The resurrection… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

The charge A Revised Common Lectionary resource for June 11 By Magdalena I. García Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. – Matthew 28:19-20a Read the… Read more »

The Unglued Church

Building new ramps Can we connect people who love God but not church?  By Susan Rothenberg   One of the reasons I am grateful for Facebook, despite its dastardly power to distract me from the useful tasks I should be doing, is that social media has reacquainted me with people I haven’t seen nor heard… Read more »

Speak Out

The Spirit in action A polity wonk’s guide to pneumatic presence By Robert Bayley Come, O Spirit, dwell among us; come with Pentecostal power; Give the church a stronger vision; help us face each crucial hour. Built upon a firm foundation, Jesus Christ, the Cornerstone, Still the church is called to mission that God’s love… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Upon all A Revised Common Lectionary resource for June 4 By Magdalena I. García All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. – Acts 2:4 Read the full lectionary passages here God enters the scene and the Holy Spirit fills the… Read more »

Unglued Church

Reminding ourselves of our purpose   By Mark Roth This week, yet another book on the meaning of life crossed my path. This newest entry is “The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters,” by Emily Esfahani Smith. She is a columnist and editor, and in an interview with the Wharton School at the… Read more »