Re-imagining the Trinity

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 "She referenced the Trinity as Life-giver, Pain-bearer, and Love maker."Last Sunday was “Trinity Sunday” in the Episcopal church.  I’m not quite sure why this doctrine gets its own Sunday. Perhaps it is because it inspired jolly old St. Nicholas to punch another guy in the nose.  I have never felt particularly connected to the importance of the Trinity, especially since it is a construct we came up with more than a overtly Biblical  teaching. But I was intrigued by a particular naming offer … [Read more...]

Something about God

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“When I speak about God, I offer my words as a beginning...”My fellow Patheos blogger, Tony Jones, issued a challenge  this week to those who call themselves “Theo-bloggers” to “Write something substantive about God. Not about Jesus, not about the Bible, but about God.”Since I am just now owning the title of blogger,  Theo-blogger feels like a stretch.I am also still in that “four generations of women needing extra care” family space, so these aren’t deeply seasoned words.But … [Read more...]

Crazy like Jesus

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“The soul of society is law; the soul of community is love.”-Roberto RosselliniAbout a year ago, I was at a women’s retreat where one of the icebreaker questions for Friday evening was something like, “Who do you want to be when you grow up?”As we went from woman to woman, a bit of a theme emerged, many saying in one way or another that they hoped to become a “crazy old woman” as they aged.  Though those responses were obviously humorous, I think they also referenced a deep desir … [Read more...]

A love letter to my body

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It seems I am forever just behind the culture curve… just outside the conversation.  But when this invitation from SheLoves and Megan Gahan came across my field of vision yesterday, through this blog of fellow Patheos blogger Enuma Okoro, I knew I wanted to attempt to include it here because it’s such a part of my current life struggle/growing edge. A love letter to my body Clearly, I need to begin with an apology. I have not loved you well. I have treated you like a machine Rather than hono … [Read more...]


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