Wednesday, December 2

Tag: boundaries

Tuesdays Thoughts: an Artful Response to 2 Corinthians

Tuesdays Thoughts: an Artful Response to 2 Corinthians

Letters of Paul, meditation, reflection, Scripture
Haiku You are the ones who⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Placed boundaries around love⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Rejecting God's prophets Commentary Based on reading 2 Corinthians 6-7 written by Paul to the Corinthian Church. This commentary is really a brief meditation/reflection from the queer church to the straight church, especially in United Methodist land. I'd like to draw special attention to 2 Corinthian 6:3-10 3 We don’t give anyone any reason to be offended about anything so that our ministry won’t be criticized. 4 Instead, we commend ourselves as ministers of God in every way. We did this with our great endurance through problems, disasters, and stressful situations. 5 We went through beatings, imprisonments, and riots. We experienced hard work, sleepless nights, and hunger. 6 We displayed purity, know...
Tuesday’s Temptation: Cutting-Off

Tuesday’s Temptation: Cutting-Off

bigotry, prayer, Prayer Practice
There is a way of making a family tree that includes tracking medical, relationship, and personal noticings.  It is called a genogram.  What I found really interesting when I did a relationship genogram for my family is that there are generational patterns of cutting-off.  What this means is that rather than resolve conflict, people simply cut one another off and stop talking. I find myself fighting that temptation every day.  I am so angry and hurt that people that say they love me and my family, my beautiful LGBTQIA family, would vote for someone who actively articulated harm against us.  I am saddened that someone would choose their personal pocket book over the safety of women and children.  I am disgusted that personal values mean so little that the temptation of more personal prof...

On the Importance of Boundaries

Christianity, Religion, Scripture, Sermon, Spirituality
Terri Stewart July 29, 2011  Boundaries and the Samaritan Woman:  A Sermon on Learning from John 4:7-42  When I was a young adult, I lived in the Bible-belt of North Carolina in a small town outside of Charlotte.  One of the interesting things about the area I lived in was the presence of Heritage U.S.A.Theme Park, the home of PTL ministries run by Jim and Tammy Bakker.  Everybody in the area knew about Heritage.  At Christmas time, they had the most fantastic light display and going there was almost as good as going to Carowinds, the local amusement park. Then, in March of 1987,[1] Jim Bakker resigned in a sexual scandal.  He was accused of paying off Jessica Hahn to prevent her from revealing that she had been drugged and raped by Jim Bakker and another minister.  In 1989, Bakker was co...