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The Eyes that Have Cried

The Rev. Juan Huertas (UMC)

I've been silent, maybe silent for too long. It is easier that way, at least it is easier for me, one who is not close to the source of so much pain and anguish.

As a religious leader I should know better, I should know that if I don't speak then who will? If I do not lament and call God's people to do the same then, who will?

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Leadership as "Space Making"

The Rev. Juan Huertas (UMC)

I join the many others in church circles who are reflecting, talking, and gathering about leadership. It seems that the more that we recognize congregational reality the more that we talk about "leadership" as the key factor in helping congregations become fruitful again. Strategies are many, actual evidence of those strategies working, few. It seems that what works is an intentionality and an ability to interpret, read, exegete the congregational and communal culture of a place and begin to ask questions about what God might be up to in that place.

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May 21, 2011

Rapture Fail

The Rev. Juan Huertas (UMC)

Another false prophet fails in its predictions. As people of faith are we going to join the mockery or are we going to use this opportunity to proclaim the promise of a new creation?
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May 03, 2011

Bin Laden's Death: A Response

The Rev. Juan Huertas (UMC)

Hearing of the death of Osama Bin Laden has caused many type of responses. Many are asking, How should a Christian respond? Here is my personal response.
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April 17, 2011

The Beginning of the End: A Palm Sunday Reflection

The Rev. Juan Huertas (UMC)

As we begin this Holy Week, let us embrace the difficult journey that in the end leads to real resurrection.
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March 21, 2011

Few Workers: Bible in 90 - Day 74

The Rev. Juan Huertas (UMC)

We know Jesus is calling people to the harvest. What is the "harvest?" and Who's Jesus calling?
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March 16, 2011

Forced: Bible in 90 - Day 71

The Rev. Juan Huertas (UMC)

As I continue my journey through the bible I encounter the story of Jesus in the wilderness. As we continue in this Lenten journey I wonder if we at times should allow ourselves to explore the wilderness instead of trying to hurry out of it.
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March 14, 2011

No More Church Growth: A Year Later

The Rev. Juan Huertas (UMC)

A year ago I wrote a piece lamenting the church growth movement. It quickly elicited many comments, a year later would I have written something different?
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March 09, 2011

Reconciliation: An Ash Wednesday Reflection

The Rev. Juan Huertas (UMC)

As we begin Lent let us take seriously our reconciliation to God and the created order and let us become agents of reconciliation in the world.
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February 25, 2011

Biblical Erotica: Bible in 90

The Rev. Juan Huertas (UMC)

A call for Christians to dialogue about sexuality as a part of our being made in God's image.