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Tuesday’s Thoughts: An Artful Response

Tuesday’s Thoughts: An Artful Response

bible, Scripture
I am reading 1 Corinthians in Christian scripture or the Greek Testament. I have hit the beginning of Paul's clobber passages. What is a clobber passage? It is a passage that some take to clobber the LGBTQ community and drive us out of the church or to try and get us to not be LGBTQ. But, as you will see, it isn't that easy. We must always be mindful when we read. Whose ideas are we ready? What of our own ideas are we using to put onto the meaning of the author? What is meaning being mediated through? Onward! ... Inspired by 1 Corinthians 5-7 sitting on the throne acting as judge and jury pronouncements of guilt … There is so much in these chapters but they all go together. Starting with chapter 7, that is where the contexting question comes in: "Now, about what you wrote:
Tuesday’s Thoughts

Tuesday’s Thoughts

bible, Scripture
In Christianity, we have just traveled through epiphany. Epiphany is an "ah ha" moment but it is also specifically that time when Jesus is found by the magi in Christian scripture. We often travel through the whole story of the magi searching for Jesus, finding him, Jesus & family escaping to Egypt, then living there, Herod dying, and then Jesus & family returning home in five minutes. Yep. We go through about 5 years in 5 minutes. Rush rush rush. We do that very well. I decided to break up the readings so each major event occurred on a different day. Today is the day Herod orders all the children in Bethlehem killed. My thoughts, artwork, and haiku: searching for rest grace found in the wilderness enslaved no more 01-08-2019 Epiphany 3 Matthew 2:16-18 T...
Tuesdays Thoughts: It’s a Pharoah Economy

Tuesdays Thoughts: It’s a Pharoah Economy

bible, Scripture
I'm about one-week into my post-surgery recovery. Today, I feel a little shaky so I'd love all your thoughts and prayers and energy! I'm sharing my musings on the beginnings of the birth story of Moses and my art and haiku. Peace! Daily #haiku and #Bible journaling come on, let's be smart lock all children in cages they are not like us 12-11-2018 #Advent Day 10 #Exodus 1 Yikes. Before getting into this horrifying passage, I want to remember the births we have witnessed so far. The births are: the cosmos (Gen 1), families (Gen 2), Cain & Abel (Gen 4), Ishmael (Gen 16), and Isaac (Gen 21). Do you see a theme? Well, when I read Exodus 1, I was gobsmacked. I thought, "Switch out murder with cages and you have our national dialogue." White folks have constru...