February 3, 2023

  SAYING 41: Jesus says: “To him who has in his hand, more will be given. But from him who has not, the little he has will be taken away.” Here we have another saying which has a parallel in the New Testament Synoptic Gospels,

February 2, 2023

I get questions from people on a regular basis via social media. People reach out and ask me to help them sort out difficult Bible passages, or just to understand some of the more confusing doctrines taught by their pastors from the pulpit. Today, I received a question from someone whose husband was wrestling with the cruelty and bloodthirst of the God they were reading about in the Bible and trying to reconcile that image with the idea that God... Read more

January 26, 2023

SAYING 40: Jesus said, “A grapevine has been planted outside the father. And because it is not sound, it will be plucked out by the root and will perish.”   Once you begin to notice the pattern within the Gospel of Thomas that essentially every

January 20, 2023

SAYING 39: Jesus said: “The Pharisees and the scribes have taken the keys of knowledge (and) have hidden them. They did not go in, and those who wished to go in they did not allow. But you, be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.”

January 20, 2023

A few days ago I got an idea to engage in a conversation about faith and religion with ChatGPT – an open Artificial Intelligence dialog platform. Here’s some of what that conversation looked like: I kicked things off by asking: “IS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE A THREAT TO CHRISTIANITY?” The AI responded like this: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a field of technology that has the potential to impact many aspects of society, including religion. Some people may view AI as a threat... Read more

January 17, 2023

NOTE: This homily was delivered on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023 at First Unitarian Universalist Church, San Antonio, Tx by Lito Bujanda-Moore. “Home Improvement”My name is Lito Bujanda-Moore. I, and my wonderful wife Ruth, have been members of First UU San Antonio since 2010. Currently, I serve on the Committee on Shared Ministry. Last November, I attended a 3 day, anti-racism workshop with several members of our congregation. There was so much to discuss and process… but let’s see what I... Read more

January 13, 2023

  SAYING 38: Jesus said, “On many occasions you have wanted to hear these sayings that I am saying unto you. And you have no one else to hear them from. Days will come when you will seek me, and you will not find me.”

January 6, 2023

  SAYING 37: His disciples said, “When will you be shown forth to us and when shall we behold you?” Jesus said, “When you strip naked without being ashamed, and take your garments and put them under your feet like little children and tread upon

January 4, 2023

A recent article in The Daily Beast has stirred a bit of controversy regarding the suggestion by some scholars that the Virgin Mary was actually a slave of Joseph’s rather than his wife. According to Dr. Mitzi J. Smith, the J. Davison Philips Professor of New Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary, and Professor of Gender Studies at the University of South Africa, there’s a clue in the Gospel of Luke that Mary was, in fact, a slave. Here’s why this... Read more

December 30, 2022

SAYING 36: Jesus said, “Do not worry from dawn to dusk and from dusk to dawn about what you will wear.” Here, again, we have a saying that finds a parallel in the Synoptic Gospels of the New Testament. The Coptic translation includes many of

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