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justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Cloud watching A Revised Common Lectionary resource for Ascension Sunday: May 28 by Magdalena I. García While he was going and they were gazing up toward heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them. They said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken… Read more »

What Presbyterians Believe

Blessed! Is the prosperity gospel good theology? By Charles Wiley Presbyterians are generally allergic to the prosperity gospel, the belief among many Christians that God blesses those who bless God. Prosperity gospel is a good idea, but it begins to get tricky when we believe that those who are faithful to God will always be… Read more »

Unglued Church

Shake the dust off your feet When it’s time to move on in ministry By Mark Roth   British anthropologist Robin Dunbar suggested 20 years ago that most human beings’ social groups number about 150 people, which matches the typical size of ancient hunter-gatherer tribes. The idea behind the Dunbar number, as it came to… Read more »

My Faith at Work

My ministry? Eating school lunches Becoming a school chaplain By Delaine Zody When I retired from teaching in an inner city high school in Fresno California, I thought I was done with being involved with the local school district. Twenty one years as a teacher was enough for me. My retirement plan was to move… Read more »

Not Quite Right

Don’t let the church become fake news Proclaiming good news in a divided culture By Joshua Bower   Our culture is in the grip of a “fake news” epidemic. Christians are falling prey to it, and, if we’re not careful, the church’s witness could be deeply harmed. Before I go any further, I need to… Read more »

Living in Between

Because God A chaplain’s graduation letter By Abby King-Kaiser   Dear Class of 2017: Thank you. Thank you for being you, for doing your thing. We have accomplished more together, with God, that I ever imagined.Thank you for letting me witness as you grew. Memory is a funny thing. I don’t always remember what is… Read more »

Wisdom Journey

Analyze this! The loss of transcendence By N. Graham Standish   We are transcendent people trapped in an analytical world. We love to analyze, looking for what’s wrong, what’s broken, what needs to be fixed. Yet we are called to transcendence, looking for what’s right, what’s good, what’s filled with God’s presence and grace.   When people struggle… Read more »


Waiting is hard Living the in between times By Ken Rummer It’s not like I’ve never waited before. I’ve waited for the cereal box-top prize to come in the mail. I’ve waited in the wings to go on stage. I’ve waited for summer vacation and for Christmas morning and for spaghetti water to boil. But… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Abundant life A Revised Common Lectionary resource for May 7 By Magdalena I. García The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” – John 10:10 Read the full lectionary passages here We have been offered abundant life but we settle instead for… Read more »