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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...
Daily Practice 2017.07.07

Daily Practice 2017.07.07

Word:  I have taken to not watching the news. It is entirely a self-defense mechanism. I will read the news but I am not going to watch it. Nor will I watch the videos of various people being shot and killed. To me, that is like participating in a modern day lynching. And reading comments is far beyond what my constitution can handle. I did read, however, that the Polish President's wife, Agata Kornhauser-Duda, snubbed our President and shook hands with Melania. Later in the day, President Duda tweeted that his wife did shake hands with the US President. Saying, "Contrary to some surprising reports my wife did shake hands with Mrs. and Mr. Trump @POTUS after a great visit. Let's FIGHT FAKE NEWS." There is so much room for wiggle room within this statement. My imagination has taken a...

Sabbath Reading with the B Zine: A Focus on the Divine Feminine

spirit, Spirituality, The BeZine
The B Zine January, Volume 1, Issue 3 Table of Contents with Links BE inspired … BE creative … BE peace … BE a publication of Beguine Again and The Bardo Group Our theme this month:  The Divine Feminine Bringing balance to the imagining of God or the essential energy of the universe, we celebrate the Divine Feminine in both her ethereal and more earthy manifestations. Our lead feature by  Rev. Terri Stewart suggests a spiritual practice (The Divine Feminine) for doing this. She’s also shares a feature with us (Words Into Action) that includes links to worthy charities to help us give our compassion legs. On the most ethereal level, we move on to a chapter from Niamh Clune’s cult classic, The Coming of the Feminine Christ. We present a collection of poems and features that celebrate t...