Posts Categorized: Bible study

Whispering with the Wind

Sharing a witness of Word and thought, as led by the Spirit. Let anyone who has ears . . . A Black history reading of 1 Corinthians 10:1–13A retelling of the Black experience in the United States by Derrick McQueen Last February, during Black History Month, I read this 1 Corinthians text and felt as… Read more »

Pilgrim Poems

If not now, when? Love speaksA poem about conquering fear by Rose Niles TheResurrected JesusSpeaksMainlyOf conquering fear—“Do not be afraid”Over and over—I consulted the exhaustiveConcordanceAnd this is trueAttestedBy all the witnessesWe have—Do not be afraidDo not be afraid—Every time JesusShows up to meAnd to us allThe greeting of all greetings:Do not be afraid.When we are… Read more »

justleros = more than just nonsense or disparates

A space for a contemporary woman disciple to give voice to justice concerns in a world where some still think that women’s words are just leros (Greek for “nonsense”) or, in Spanish, disparates Lest we forgetA resource for Sunday’s liturgy based on Deuteronomy 26:5b–10 by Magdalena I. García “A wandering Aramean was my ancestor; he… Read more »

justleros = more than just nonsense or disparates

A space for a contemporary woman disciple to give voice to justice concerns in a world where some still think that women’s words are just leros (Greek for “nonsense”) or, in Spanish, disparates   A season of sharingA resource for Sunday’s liturgy based on Luke 3:7–14 by Magdalena I. García John said to the crowds… Read more »

justleros = more than just nonsense or disparates

A space for a contemporary woman disciple to give voice to justice concerns in a world where some still think that women’s words are just leros (Greek for “nonsense”) or, in Spanish, disparates   A season of preparingA resource for Sunday’s liturgy based on Luke 3:3–6 by Magdalena I. García [John] went into all the… Read more »

Recovering Reverend

You can take the pastor out of the church, but you can’t take the Church out of the pastor.   What I would preach after Paris and BeirutThe birth pangs of a new world by Derrick L. Weston As he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what… Read more »

Rough Drafts

Towards vulnerability and transformation in the church   The parable of the 1 percent churchWhat might Jesus say about our churches’ process of selecting a pastor? by Mihee Kim-Kort And the disciples came to Jesus each asking: “Who is my neighbor?” Jesus told them another parable: “There was a church that sought a pastor to… Read more »

justleros = more than just nonsense or disparates

A space for a contemporary woman disciple to give voice to justice concerns in a world where some still think that women’s words are just leros (Greek for “nonsense”) or, in Spanish, disparates   ‘You say that I am a king’A resource for Sunday’s liturgy based on John 18:33–37 by Magdalena I. García Then Pilate… Read more »

Pilgrim Poems

If not now, when?   Today’s RevelationA poem about demoting God, based on Revelation 14:13 by Rose Niles They rest fromtheir laborsand their worksdo follow     do followmein this thoughtwe are busting     out of our seamswith businessthat we have     stolen from Godperhaps we     have demoted Godto functionaryjust a topper on the cakebut the cake is of… Read more »

justleros = more than just nonsense or disparates

A space for a contemporary woman disciple to give voice to justice concerns in a world where some still think that women’s words are just leros (Greek for “nonsense”) or, in Spanish, disparates   Birth pangsA resource for Sunday’s liturgy based on 1 Samuel 2:4–8 by Magdalena I. García The bows of the mighty are… Read more »