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Reflections from GA 222

Behind the scenes at General Assembly Track humbly with your God by Jodi Craiglow If you’ve known me for even three seconds, you know that I’m a diehard polity wonk. I’m fascinated by what I like to call the “mathematics of human relationships” – the systems by which diverse people from diverse backgrounds and diverse… Read more »

Reflections from GA 222

Street Scenes – Portland 2016 Impressions of the city hosting General Assembly By Rebecca Lindsay A bulletin board in the convention center is covered with papers, announcements and notes. Kentucky poet Rebecca Lindsay describes what she sees in Portland.  

Reflections from GA 222

A sense of worship Encounters with the gospel by Sue Washburn   One of the great things for preachers attending General Assembly is the opportunity to get out of the pulpit and into the pew. As someone who loves worship in its many forms, I was exited to see the similarities and differences between the… Read more »

Reflections from GA 222

We are family You are loved so much. It’s as if God has nothing else to do! By Steve Plank It’s the hymns that always get to me. The opening worship of this year’s General Assembly was no exception. Imagine joining with hundreds of voices in worship and praise and prayer… accompanied by local musicians… Read more »

Recovering reverend

Just Another Mass Shooting Refusing to adjust to this new norm by Derrick Weston When I woke to the news of the Orlando shooting on Sunday morning, I was immediately transported back to the Sunday morning I had to preach after Gabby Gifford was shot. And then to the morning when I had to preach… Read more »

Living in between

Can we talk? Let’s be inspired by love by Abby King-Kaiser It can take a great deal of bravery to go out—I mean really go out… late night, joyful, surrendering of self to community, surrendering of body to music, surrendering of despair to joy—as a member of the LGBTQ+ community in a society that is still… Read more »

TLC: Think like a Christian

The Orlando Mass Shooting Why prayer is our best option – right now By Jeffrey A Schooley Like most pastors (I suspect), I did not have the time or the skill to rework my sermon yesterday to incorporate the tragic events that happened at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. And so all I could do was… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

You can’t go through life A prayer poem to reflect on the mass shooting in Orlando by Magdalena I. García By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things.  Galatians 5:22–23 You can’t go through life sowing seeds of… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

You gave me nothing A resource for Sunday’s liturgy based on Luke 7:36–50 by Magdalena I. García Then turning toward the woman, [Jesus] said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has bathed my feet with her tears and dried them… Read more »

Wisdom Journey

Do you have faith or belief? by N. Graham Standish Faith is like a knife: use it sparingly and it becomes little more than a dull trinket kept in a drawer, or a ceremonial trophy to be hung on a wall. But when it is sharpened and used in everyday life, it can cut through… Read more »