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Poking at Elephants

An evangelical’s (un)apologetic for the church   Dialogue to what end? Mutual respect is not enough. Truth matters. by Brandon Gaide Even as I write this article, I’m conflicted. I value dialogue, deeply. I’ve experienced firsthand the ways that dialogue can shape and influence my own attitudes and opinions. I don’t want to denigrate the… 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   Move us to compassionA reflection and confession based on Mark 6:30–34 by Magdalena I. García The apostles gathered around Jesus and… Read more »

Pilgrim Poems

If not now, when?   Watch and learnGo to the ant . . . consider its ways, and be wise. —Prov. 6:6 by Rose Niles Carapace of industry on the march.Discovered:mountainous crumb.Careen to return home the prize.Oldest friendsI name youAmber and onyx.Scuttlers,observedfound peace in cooperative harmony.Others scorned digging in theDirt(But I knew better)Chaotic secrets of that… Read more »

Pilgrim Poems

If not now, when?   The wailing wall. . . so that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. —1 Thess. 4:13b by Rose Niles when the life you thought was solidfallsthere is a wallfor wailing.someday collapse waits for all.exhausted,shocked that you live on,know this:other handsthat knew abyssprepared a placea fit-together,jagged,made-with-inspired-hands… Read more »

Ponderings

Things that make you go hmm . . .   Christian Band-Aids by Shanell T. Smith “Weeping may endure for a night,           But joy comes in the morning!”But I sit here struggling in my angst           And a new day is a’dawnin’“Everything happens for a reason.           It’s all in God’s plan.”But it’s hard for me to divinize           suffering. I’m sorry…. 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   Talitha koumA reflection and confession based on Mark 5:21–24, 35–43 by Magdalena I. García When Jesus had crossed again in the… Read more »

Don’t call me an ally: getting to work

Explaining the #CharlestonShooting to my children   Don’t call me an ally: getting to work by Mihee Kim-Kort I didn’t come into an awareness of my racialized self until late college, and didn’t really engage the issues around it until seminary, and even then wrestled with whether there was a third way beyond the black-white… Read more »

Poking at Elephants

An evangelical’s (un)apologetic for the church   How big is the tent?Knowing when we’ve gone too far by Brandon Gaide We know it’s a big tent. But exactly how big is the tent?  I’m not a cradle Presbyterian. I was denominationally promiscuous before I was ordained in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The downside to this… 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   OffshoreA reflection and confession based on Mark 4:35–41 by Magdalena I. García On that day, when evening had come, he said… Read more »

YoRocko Podcast

Conversations with church leaders about projects that matter   Rocky Supinger talks with Libby ShannonLibby talks about running the Boulder Boulder in a way that you never will.   <—- Libby Shannon is a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the associate director of the Center for Spiritual Life at Eckerd College in… Read more »