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justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

A great windstorm A Revised Common Lectionary resource for June 24 by Magdalena I. García Inspired by women honored at the 223rd General Assembly for their efforts to challenge racism and oppression, and for their pioneering work on fossil fuel divestment. https://www.pcusa.org/news/2018/6/17/pcusa-recognizes-three-women-faith-award/ https://www.pcusa.org/news/2018/6/20/not-one-step-back/ He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace!… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Be like the seed A Revised Common Lectionary resource for June 17 by Magdalena I. García He also said, ‘The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground.’ – Mark 4:26 Read the full lectionary passage here Be like the seed: undeterred by smallness. Be like the seed: willing to… Read more »

The Church for Today

Summer Projects Use the summer to make improvements by Richard Hong   We are almost at summer. Time to exhale, right? Relax – a little. But September is coming, and now is when we should start making the changes we want to have in place for the new program year. I don’t know where I… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

God’s family A Revised Common Lectionary resource for June 10 by Magdalena I. García Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.” – Mark 3:35 Read the full lectionary passage here When I was hungry and you gave me food, you were my brother and sister and mother. When I… Read more »

Sightings

Growing old Encore time? by Ken Rummer     Ut enim non omne vinum, sic non omnis natura vetustate coacescit. As indeed not every wine, so not every person with the passage of years grows sour.   Cicero, De Senectute (On Old Age), from section 66, my translation   Now that I’m retired, I find I’m wondering more about… Read more »

Gospel & Inclusivity

Praying in Mother’s Language Why It’s Important to Worship God in Multiple Languages by Samuel Son The gospel song, 나의 반석이신 하나님 (naui banseogisin hananim/Ascribe Greatness to Our God), sung in the closing worship service of the National Caucus of Korean Presbyterian Churches (NCKPC) annual meeting excavated my soul, loosening memory and longing of a… Read more »

Writing in the Margins

Come, Holy Spirit, Come A reflection of Acts 2 by Antonio (Tony) Aja   You may have seen in the news how a New York City attorney insulted people at a restaurant and threatened them to call ICE just because they were speaking Spanish. Recently the president of the United States called some immigrants from Latin… Read more »

What Presbyterians Believe

Pentecost Spotlight on the Spirit  by Katrina Pekich-Bundy   Pressed for time (like most ministers) I decided to write my sermon in the car as my spouse drove. About 10 minutes into the ride I realized I had grabbed the wrong commentaries. Lent was beginning but I had hurriedly snatched the Epiphany commentaries. I mumbled… Read more »

The B-Flat Chrisitian

  Come to the Table Finding Inclusion at God’s table by Rebecca Lister     The Last Supper, 1896,  by Pascal-Adolphe-Jean Dagnan-Bouveret (1852–1929)   You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days… Read more »