Posts Categorized: Women

Genealogy Gems

Unexpected Surprises What genealogies reveal by Rebecca Lister    Do you ever get irritated when reading genealogies in the Bible? All that “so-and-so begat so-and-so…” Most of the time, we just skip over these lists of unpronounceable names to get to the good parts that really matter. Yet, genealogies hold deep meaning for us if we… Read more »

Eyes on Christ

The economy of grace The fledglings and the squirrel By Anita Coleman    A Short Story   The economy of grace is like a wildlife friendly, suburban garden. The mourning doves’ nest was empty.  The parents and babies had just flown away.  Grace missed them.  She heard rustling sounds and found a fledgling crow trying… Read more »

justleros: more than nonsense / más que disparates

Open our minds A Revised Common Lectionary resource for April 15 by Magdalena I. García “Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures.” – Luke 24:45 Read the full lectionary passage here When we waste food while others go hungry, open our minds to understand the scriptures. When we ignore the homeless and judge… 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 »

The B-Flat Christian

A wonderful time of year Time to decide what’s really important by Rebecca Lister   It’s that time of year — “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” It’s a time that the “Marthas” of the world relish — a time of baking, shopping, wrapping, cooking and constantly doing. I am referring to Martha, sister… Read more »

The Unglued Church

Can We Talk About Sexism? In #metoo conversations, the church can do better by Susan Rothenberg   Here’s a statistic that you may or may not find startling. A study by PC(USA) Research Services in 2016 revealed 84% of female teaching elders have experienced discrimination, prejudice or harassment based upon their gender. Yet, 48% of male… Read more »

Speak out

Stables, superheroes and stories Narrating life as it goes By Jennifer Frayer-Griggs   My three year old sits in his carseat and incessantly talks all the way to preschool. Everyday. It makes me crazy. It’s too early for this, and he’s distracting me from the NPR newscast. But, he never relents. He’s gotten to the… Read more »

A Mote in Minerva’s Eye

Seeing without categorizing Global citizens and universal aliens Our citizenship is in heaven by Anita Coleman One planet. 57.3 million miles of surface land. 7.4 billion people. 59.5 million refugees and displaced peoples, of whom 51 percent are under the age of 18. Sheikh Yassir Fazaga was once one of those refugees. Forced to flee… 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   PartnersA resource for Sunday’s liturgy based on Genesis 2:18–23 by Magdalena I. García Then the Lord God said, “It is not… Read more »

YoRocko Podcast

Conversations with church leaders about projects that matter   Rocky Supinger talks with Marci Auld GlassPastor Marci Auld Glass talks about advocating and testifying on behalf of LGBT people and women in Idaho. (This podcast was recorded in February 2015.)   <—- Marci Auld Glass was born and raised in Spokane, Washington but ventured to… Read more »