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On Scripture

More than Conquerors: Romans 8:26-39 and Disability

By Rev. Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles. “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us” (Romans 8:37 NRSV). I hope you’ve all read or seen The Fault in Our Stars by now. Each of the main characters has a disability: Gus has a prosthesis after his leg is amputated; Hazel remains [Read More...]

Living a Holy Adventure

The Adventurous Lectionary for July 27, 2014 – Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Does God give us what we want? Does God speak personally to us, inviting us to share our deepest desires and then receive our heart’s desires? Does God truly reach out intimately to us, inviting us to deeper levels of faith?

The Spiritual Landscape

Eleven Tips for Navigating the Digital Conversation

Tell the truth, post with care, and trust the results to God. (That, after all, is one thing that hasn't changed in the digital age.)

Edgy Exegesis

Good Advice and Good News: Reflections on Romans 8:28-30

When we are living into a difficult calling, we need to be able to discern the difference between good advice and good news.

Mark Roberts

Don’t Fight the Road

At In Earnest, Jane Clark writes about discovering, on a road trip through Southern California,...

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Edges of Faith

Bulldozing Magdala: Feast of Mary Magdalene Amid the War in Gaza and Displaced Palestinians

We often think of Mary Magdalene in terms of resurrection. After all, she is called the Apostle to the Apostles, was the first to witness the resurrection, and was the first to proclaim that Good News to others. As a result, Christians — particularly progressives — see her as a patron for women who claim [Read More...]

Opening the Old Testament

What Goes Around: Reflections on Genesis 29:15-28

The founders of Israel are, like us, always ready to get even, always concerned to get the best stuff, always interested in the way to save their own skin.

Sarcastic Lutheran

Stop Saying the Church is Dying (a sermon for the Rocky Mountain Synod Assembly)

  A week ago I was fortunate enough to be standing near a cliff in Cappadocia, Turkey taking in the view of hundreds of caves carved from volcanic rock in an alien looking valley. My friend Sara asked what I was thinking about. When I confessed that I was worrying about preaching at my Synod’s [Read More...]

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