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Restorative Justice
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:32am | Type: Magazine Article

observe justice" (Psalm 106), we will be tested, and the Philippians and 1 Thessalonians readings ... no health insurance. October 9 Golden Parties Exodus 32:1-14; Psalm 106 ... at Horeb," remembers the psalmist, "and worshiped a cast image" (Psalm 106:19). This kind ...

A Change is Coming
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Roth Among a people of faith, giftedness changes the world. A bush burns, ...

Watching for Seeds and Pearls
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

"righteous ordinances" (Psalm 119:106)? From the sacred laws of God, we anticipate intensely ...

Laughable, Historic Hope
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Roth The most serious of events can seem, The most serious of events can seem, well, funny at the time. Encountering God’s transformative act ...

A Decathlon of Faith
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Paula Gooder When watching sports, When watching sports, I’m always most impressed by the decathletes. Those who are able to compete skillfully in such ...

The Cost of Faith
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Paula Gooder It is often said that what you pay for something affects how much you value it. It is often said that what you pay for something affects ho ...

Relentless Love
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Paula Gooder The resurrection makes hope a permanent and immovable feature of the new creature in which we now dwell. ...

Transforming Darkness into Light
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Magazine Article

Paula Gooder The story of the Bible is one of increasing inclusion. In our current idiom, faith has become ...

The Light of God's Glory
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Paula Gooder Have you ever sat and watched a moth drawn into a light bulb? Have you ever sat and watched a moth drawn into a light bulb? The moth simply ...

A Great Cloud of Witnesses
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese Six months after Ash Wednesday, Six months after Ash Wednesday, we are gifted with another month of reminders of its most basic and im ...

The Eternal Thou
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese The history of the struggles of the oppressed is the history of the call of the Holy Spirit to a divided world, The history of the str ...

With Our Whole Lives
Originally Posted: 02/08/2013 - 1:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese "Only in our doing can we grasp you, only with our hands can we illumine you.... " ...

Living the Word
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese Reflections on the Common Lectionary, Cycle C Losing Our Grip "We live in an a ...

Living the Word
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C "Oh, king of kings, we kneel be ...

The Good News
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese Matthew Matthew, Luke, and John tell us the story of Jesus in their own words, firm Matthe ...

If Not Now, When?
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese Rabbi Tarfon said, "The day is short. The work is long. We are not enjoined to complete the task. ...

Sharper than a Sword
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese "We must re-vision Christian faith as a combative, argumentative, and emancipatory" practice that seeks " ...

Living Bread
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese "That's when I want you—you knower of my emptiness, you unspeaking partner to my sorrow. That's when I ne ...

Peace Be With You
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese Despite Jesus' greeting to the disciples, the weeks following his resurrection are anything but peaceful for the st ...

Journeying Toward Resurrection
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:24pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lauren F. Winner I've grown a little cynical about Lenten devotion. I've grown a little cynical ab ...

Divine Manifestations
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 4:46pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lauren F. Winner Epiphany: It's one of the most "religious" words there is. Epiphany: It' ...

Living the Word
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kari Jo Verhulst Bible Study I used to wake at 3 a.m. with a start, jolted awake by the certainty that we had ...

The Agitating Word
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Kari Jo Verhulst Bible Study The Bible is not always an easy companion The Bible is not ...

Living As God's Beloved
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 10:56am | Type: Magazine Article

Kari Jo Verhulst Bible Study Those of us who identify ourselves as activists of various stripes often use our ...

God So Loves This World
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:50pm | Type: Magazine Article

of the house of Israel" (Matthew 10:6), Jesus sends his disciples to "proclaim the good news [that] ...

A Mysterious Joy
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 9:21pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kari Jo Verhulst Years ago when my mother was quite ill Years ago when my mother was quite ill, a fr Ye ...

Remembering Who We Are
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kari Jo Verhulst The journey from Epiphany to Lent brings us from the brightness of our dawning to the bleakness of our sinfulness. ...

Wake Up!
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 2:05pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese "How do you want to spend your life? We all know you can ruin it. "How do you wan ...

You Are What You Worship
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese We are reminded that the commitment to the gospel is an absolute one. Reflections on the revised common lectionary, Cycl ...

Common Like Bread
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese We are prone to listen to, but not hear, Jesus' challenging words. "To drink of th ...

The Beginning and the End
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese Our churches have attempted to corner the market on grace, to act as society's sole dispensers of salvation. ...

Practicing Resurrection
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese Only when we know ourselves as broken yet fiercely loved can we share the gift of new life. ...

Saying Yes Anyway
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese We commit to proclaiming and living the good news, even when doing so seems absurd. Martin B ...

Agents of the Kingdom
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kari Jo Verhulst To be agents of the kingdom of God is a full-time occupation. It requires a whole-life commitment; it requires preparatio ...

Lives of Faithfulness
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice Faithfulness. For the unnamed "young girl" in the story of Naaman, it meant trusting in God’s healing power. For Amos, ...

Transformative Power
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice Genuine faith is never a private matter, something hidden away in one’s mind and spirit. Genuine fait ...

He Is Risen!
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice A few years ago televangelist Robert Schuller proposed that we take another look at the meaning of Lent. ...

A Light to the Nations
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice Just Who is Transformed? Psalm 99; Exodus 34:29-35; 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2; Luke 9:28-43 Just Who i ...

Into Our Midst
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice Proper preparation for the incarnation does not include counting down the remaining shopping days 'til Christmas. ...

Get It Straight
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 2:02pm | Type: Magazine Article

Peter B. Price Let’s get it straight: Living God’s way in the world is not for the faint-hearted. Let’s get i ...

Securing Justice
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Peter B. Price "God’s saving justice is never served by human anger," points out James in his letter to Christians strug ...

The Fruit of Justice
Originally Posted: 10/02/2012 - 2:45pm | Type: Magazine Article

Peter B. Price Put God’s saving justice first, says Jesus (Matthew 6:33). Put God’s saving justice first, say ...

Witnessing to the Power of God
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Peter B. Price Reflections on the revised common lectionary, cycle B. Our God is one who acts in history. ...

Breaking with the Old, Making the New
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Peter B. Price Reflections on the revised common lectionary, cycle B. A new year offers new hope. Whatever nos ...

Reorder the Household
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Peter B. Price Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary Following Jesus and living hopefully in communitie ...

Transformation at the Cross
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Coming to Dinner? Exodus 32:1-14; Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23; Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14 ...

Everyday Miracles
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Douglass Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle A. There’s nothing ordinary about ...

Receive the Holy Spirit
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Douglass Shelley Douglass Reflections on the revised common lectionary, cycle A. ...

The Cross of Forgiveness
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Douglass Shelley Douglass We're sorry. This page is temporarily unavailable. ...

Ordinary Encounters
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Douglass Shelley Douglass These reflections actually began with Christmas, the inc ...