Posts Categorized: Discipleship

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Come and see A Revised Common Lectionary resource for January 14 by Magdalena I. García Nathanael said to him, ‘Can anything good come out of Nazareth?’ Philip said to him, ‘Come and see.’ – John 1:46 Read the full lectionary passage here Come and see! It’s the challenge that Nathanael from Phillip received and the… Read more »

Barn Boots and Blessings

The Great Epiphany Challenge Joining the Magi in seeing Christ among us by Donna Frischknecht Jackson    It’s January 5, and I know I should take my Christmas tree down. The needles are falling at an alarming rate and each morning as I sip my coffee in the kitchen I can hear the clunk of… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Beloved A Revised Common Lectionary resource for January 7 by Magdalena I. García And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.” – Mark 1:11 Read the full lectionary passage here Beloved. This is Jesus’ name given at baptism, a sign of God’s affirmation, but we… Read more »

Barn Boots and Blessings

Someday is now Seeing the God dreams right in front of us by Donna Frischknecht Jackson   The Christmas tree is losing its needles and the cutout Santa cookies are beyond stale. Christmas 2017 is fast-becoming a memory. All eyes are now on 2018. That means our eyes are on the goals and dreams we… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Spokespersons for God’s promises A Revised Common Lectionary resource for December 31 by Magdalena I. García ‘For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel.’ – Luke 2:30 Read the full lectionary passage… Read more »

Barn Boots and Blessings

This Christmas Eve, linger a bit  A little rural church basks in Christ’s light  by Donna Frischknecht Jackson   We had just finished singing Silent Night. The Christmas Eve service was soon to be over and I felt like a child who had just opened the last of her Christmas presents. I was still overjoyed,… Read more »

Barn Boots and Blessings

A different kind of Christmas card   Who is waiting to hear from you?    by Donna Frischknecht Jackson   On my desk sits an index card with the initial “R” written on it in blue marker. I have thrown this index card into the garbage at least three times so far and, so far,… 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 »

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 »

Unglued church

Mind the Gap Closing the space between our values and actions  By Susan Rothenberg   When my son and I visited London for the first time a few years ago, he was completely fascinated by the London Underground. For weeks prior to our trip, he researched stations, lines, and pretty much had the whole system… Read more »