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On Scripture

Jesus, Poor People, and the Underside of Thanksgiving (Matthew 25:31-46)

By Billy Honor. Midnight Run is dedicated to helping the homeless population in New York City. I love Thanksgiving. I love the food, the fellowship, the friends and family, the football and did I mention that I love the food.  Unashamedly it might very well be my favorite holiday.  Yet, despite all my warm feelings [Read More...]

Living a Holy Adventure

Adventurous Lectionary – November 23, 2014 – The Reign of Christ Sunday

Adventurous Lectionary – November 23, 2014 – The Reign of Christ Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 Psalm 100 Ephesians 1:15-23 Matthew 25:31-46 The celebration of the Reign of Christ turns us toward justice and relationship. God experiences the world and responds to bring about structures of justice and reconciliation. Our worship of God is grounded in our [Read More...]

The Spiritual Landscape

Social Media Chaos, Leadership Crises, and General Theological Seminary

What was already chaotic became tragic for the Seminary in the space of just a few hours. An internal crisis became a public crisis.

Edgy Exegesis

We Are Children of God, Now: A Sermon for All Saints Day

As we remember those who have passed away this Sunday, let us allow their memory to inspire us to remember that we are all children of God, right now.

Mark Roberts

Don’t Overlook the Heart of Thanksgiving

In just a few days, Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Yet for many of us, the actual...

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Edges of Faith

The Breaking of the Bridesmaids: Rethinking a Problematic Parable (Lectionary Reflection)

Matthew 25: 1-13 | Proper 27 | Year A (When the gospel is read, have different readers interrupt the gospeller with the italicized verses of Scripture. Visually, either have the disrupters stand, almost in protest, and remain standing through the reading. Conversely, have the disrupters process behind and surround the gospeller.) At that time the kingdom of heaven [Read More...]

Opening the Old Testament

On Recognizing the Shepherd: Reflections on Christ the King Sunday (Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24)

The ruler YHWH has in mind, the leader we all should have in mind, judges people with righteousness and the poor with justice.

Sarcastic Lutheran

File this under, “unexplainable”

  I can’t make this up.  These are the 4 finalists for the Folio Awards “Magazine Cover; Lifestyle Category”.      

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