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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   Rolling headsA reflection and confession based on Mark 6:14–29 by Magdalena I. García King Herod heard of it, for Jesus’ name… Read more »

Pastorish

Redefining where and when church happens   The myth of financial self-sustainability A plea to share the wealth and support new worshiping communities by Mieke Vandersall We don’t like to talk about money in the church. We especially don’t like to talk about how some congregations have more than others. But we need to talk…. Read more »

YoRocko Podcast

Conversations with church leaders about projects that matter   Rocky Supinger talks with Patrick HeeryPatrick talks about editing Presbyterians Today, an award-winning denominational magazine, and its new online project, Reimagining The Church.   <—- Patrick David Heery is a teaching elder in the PC(USA) and editor of Presbyterians Today. Before taking on that role, he worked… 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   Experiential exegesisA reflection and confession based on Mark 6:1–6 by Magdalena I. García He left that place and came to his… Read more »

YoRocko Podcast

Conversations with church leaders about projects that matter   Rocky Supinger talks with Erik DaileyErik talks about his book publishing company, Shook Foil Books, and his quest to rid Hollywood of bad church characters.   <—- Erik Dailey is an ordained minister and teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). He graduated with an MDiv from… Read more »

Recovering Reverend

You can take the pastor out of the church, but you can’t take the Church out of the pastor.   Open your heartsWhat I wanted to say after the #CharlestonShooting—a message to my white brothers and sisters in the church by Derrick L. Weston I miss preaching. I miss the preparation and the delivery. I… 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 »

PresbyHonest

Relevant truth telling with a queer twist   It’s time tor the body of Christ to come outWhy the inclusion of LGBTQ people is not enough by Layton E. Williams I had tucked one leg awkwardly under me as I shifted in my kitchen chair. Across from me, my friend John was sipping his coffee… 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 »