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ON Scripture: It’s Been 40 Days: How to Resist the Temptation of Injustice and Intolerance (Matthew 4:1-11) By Karyn L Wiseman

ON Scripture: The Bible

 

It's Been 40 Days:  How to Resist the Temptation of Injustice and Intolerance (Matthew 4:1-11)

By Karyn L Wiseman

 

I keep seeing listicles pop up on my Facebook feed. 40 Best Movies of all Time. 40 most underrated actors. 40 best hip-hop moments in history. 40 things that make everyone smile. 40 little known facts about Friends. Listicles of the 40 most, best, or worst whatever ... it goes on and on. You click on the link and then get to click through page after page of these crazy listicles. They drive me insane and there is always another "NEXT" button to click. And why is it so often 40? I have no idea but 40 seems to be the perfect listicle number. If it's less than 40, you might not see as many ads and not spend enough time on their site. If it's more than 40, you might give up. A lot of listicles seem to be based on the number 40.

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The Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Lewis

Jacqueline Lewis: A Spirituality For Hot-Mess Times #LoveTakesAction

The Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Lewis (other)

 

I'm not a yoga, sit-on-a-mat cross-legged kind of gal. I want to be; I'm just not. And because I am not, I tell myself that I am not a mystic. I like mystics, some of my best friends are mystics. I admire them!

Me? I am always in motion. I pray walking around Manhattan. I meditate jumping through waves, thanking God for the saltiness. I restore my soul up on my feet listening to the choirs sing, rocking, clapping. When I am out on the street, joyfully jostled by the crowd, enjoying friendly anonymity, I feel God there; She is marching, dancing, singing, chanting with us.

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The Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel (UCC)

I'm fascinated by the river I live next to. Maybe Dubuque's natives are used to it, but the Mississippi River is brand new to me, and each season reveals a new side to its personality.
The Rev. Anthony Robinson Article

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Anthony Robinson: God Wants You Back

The Rev. Anthony Robinson (UCC)

Sisters and brothers, God wants you back. God wants us back. How did we get separated? How did our faith become weak, our hope diminished, our love tepid?
Carl McColman Article

February 22, 2017

Carl McColman: Seven Tips for Returning to Church (After Being Away for Awhile)

Carl McColman (other)

Have you been away from parish life for a while, but now feel like returning? You’re not alone.
ON Scripture: The Bible™ Article

February 20, 2017

ON Scripture: A God of Second Chances (2 Peter 1:16-21) By Melissa Browning

ON Scripture: The Bible

The stories of wicked kings are not hard to find when we turn to scripture. After the Exodus, God creates a covenant with the people to rule as king from above. Moses went up to the mountain to receive God’s law and to establish God’s priestly kingdom with Israel. But it turned out that the people of Israel were not the best followers.
The Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel Article

February 17, 2017

Lillian Daniel: My Multifaith Moment at Marshall’s

The Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel (UCC)

In this excerpt from her latest book, Lillian Daniel describes an encounter where she ends up apologizing on behalf of the Christian Church to a stranger in the checkout line at Marshall’s.
Bishop Elizabeth Eaton Article

February 15, 2017

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton: “It's Not What We Do”

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton (ELCA)

At the end of the sixth chapter of the Gospel according to John, many disciples who had been following Jesus left him. Looking at the 12, Jesus asked, “'Will you also go away?' Simon Peter answered, 'Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life' (John 6:66-68). It was a kind of crisis at the beginning of the Jesus movement.
Carl McColman Article

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Carl McColman: Why do Mystics Love the Church?

Carl McColman (other)

The great Christian mystics of the past — up to and including Thomas Merton, as well as living contemplatives like Richard Rohr or Thomas Keating — almost always regarded faith community as an essential part of the spiritual life.
ON Scripture: The Bible™ Article

February 13, 2017

ON Scripture: Are We Safer Now? Security and Mercy in God’s Law (Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18) By Johnny Ramirez-Johnson

ON Scripture: The Bible

How would you feel today if you learned that your neighbor is a refugee from Syria? The concerns about security (i.e. the measurements we take to arrive at a place of safety) have become central to our daily life; we (all Americans) have banned Syrian refugees from entering the USA. The Statue of Liberty has nothing for them, they are a threat to our security. Are we safer now? True safety comes from abiding in God not in banning our neighbors in need; do we believe this?