Jesus’ Mom was a Punk.

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A punk rock band should do a song based on Mary’s “Magnificat” (the song she sung according to Luke 1:46-55). In the New Testament Mary’s real name is Miriam which literally means “their rebellion.” She and her people had a lot to rebel against. The Roman Empire oppressed it's subject nations and was particularly hard on a nation on its far eastern Palestinian fringes. Israel/Judaea was a strongly monotheistic people and they resisted revering Caesar as God or Son of God and … [Read more...]

advent essence

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  it isn't about waiting for baby Jesus to be born again swaddled in a sty and it isn't about waiting for Christ to return again from a cloud in the sky it's about us deepening into God's kingdom - liberated life for you and i   roger wolsey   Rev. Roger Wolsey is an ordained United Methodist pastor who directs the Wesley Foundation at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and is author of Kissing Fish: christianity for people who don’t like christianity … [Read more...]

12 Ways to Take Back Christmas, Save Money, & Stay Sane

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I’ve made my peace with seeing Christmas decorations in stores well before Thanksgiving. I’m down with the pagan influences on the holiday. I’m cool with hanging greens, decorating with holly and ivy, lighting yule logs, and setting up Christmas trees. I’m hip to honoring the winter solstice. I mean it’s not like Christians aren’t affected by the mood affecting darkening of days, and the primal, collective joy that comes with the return of increased daylight after Dec. … [Read more...]

adventus absurdus

in the bleak midwinter … millions are unemployed, uninsured, and under pressure.   widening gap between the haves and the have nots widening and gappening like mick jagger about to eat all of the billions of burgers mcdonald’s serves from the deforested brazillian rainforests turned into grazing land to feed our addictions to cheap bovine carcasses infused with hormones, antibiotics, and monsanto’s irreversibly genetically modified pastures. “corporate person” funded … [Read more...]


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