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justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Weeds A Revised Common Lectionary resource for July 23 by Magdalena I. García ‘Let both of them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Collect the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.’ – Matthew 13:30 Read the… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Eager to sow A Revised Common Lectionary resource forJuly 16 by Magdalena I. García And he told them many things in parables, saying: ‘Listen! A sower went out to sow.’ – Matthew 13:3 Read the full lectionary passages here A sower went out to sow day after day, time after time, under scorching sunlight and… Read more »

Wisdom Journey

A Declaration of God-Dependence How are rights and love different? By N. Graham Standish   A Thought: We live in a nation of inalienable rights, but God calls us to live lives of inalienable love. Rights lead to rules, but love leads to life. Choose life! A Reflection: The Fourth of July fireworks are over,… Read more »

Sightings

  Fireflies The light is for shining by Ken Rummer   Wild flowers are blooming on the embankment leading up to the trail. It’s an old railroad right of way that’s being encouraged to go natural, now sporting some prairie grasses and the blooms that show with them. This being our first summer here, I… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Brush or curl A Revised Common Lectionary resource for July 9 By Magdalena I. García   ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not mourn.’ – Matthew 11:17 Read the full lectionary passages here “Either you brush your hair or you curl it,” says a classic… Read more »

Speak Out

We all stand together Lessons in unity from a military base By Glenn Hink The white trucks and buses stopped on the road. The platoon of Marines stopped their jogging. The man on the lawn mower stopped mowing. The people coming out of the Commissary stopped in the parking lot, and set down their bags… Read more »

Writing from the Margins

Civility or Resistance? Practicing Jesus-centered justice By Antonio (Tony) Aja After the shooting of Republican Congress members by a mentally ill person on a baseball field, many of the opposite side of my political and theological worldview started to say that we need to be ‘’civil,’’ stop naming others with pejorative epithets and lower the… Read more »

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 »