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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 Thoughts: Press Release

Tuesday Thoughts: Press Release

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Hi all! I'm taking a point of personal privilege to release a press release. Thank you for allowing me this privilege! Contacts:       Rev. Terri Jane Stewart.         revterrijane@outlook.com Rev. Katie M Ladd.                 katie@thewellqueenanne.org.     PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW GLOBAL ONLINE METHODIST WORSHIPPING COMMUNITY FOR AND BY LGBTQIA+ PEOPLE AND THEIR ALLIES Who:  Manna: Online Worship For All Methodists WHAT:  Methodist LGBTQIA+ clergy and laity are offering a new worshipping community that launches its first worship service for LGBTQIA+ people and their allies WHEN:  June 9, 1:00 PM PST - 2:00 PM PST HOW:  Information about the inaugural worship and community can be found at https://www.facebook.com/Methodi
Daily Practice 2017.08.14 – Meanwhile, in detention…

Daily Practice 2017.08.14 – Meanwhile, in detention…

Meditation Last night for church service in juvenile detention, I brought together a rag-tag group of folks. We were primarily Christian but quite a mix - United Methodist, Episcopalian, Roman Catholic. And there was one Brahma Kumaris among us. Brahma Kumaris is an Indian (from India) philosophy that focuses on peace through meditation. And, on top of this mix of folks, we used the Peacemaking Circle method to explore the scripture story. Peacemaking Circles come to us from the Tagish and Tlingit First Nation people of the Yukon territory. I learned it from Saroeum Phoung. So we had an interfaith service! And, on top of bringing this mixture of folks to see the kids in detention, I decided to borrow a lesson from Rev. Dr. Linda Smith of SKY Church of Renton, WA. In this lesson, she...