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Tuesday’s Thoughts Through Art

Tuesday’s Thoughts Through Art

bible, Scripture
Hi all! I was reading Galatians recently and was starkly reminded that slavery was justified through scripture such as Galatians 4. This bit of scripture creates a bifurcation of us and them by dividing descendents of Hagar vs. descendents of the free ... i.e. black folks vs. followers of Christ. It then puts Hagar's descendants as squarely under the law and not under grace.  Slaves to the law, I believe is how it is rendered.  It also divides Jews from followers of Christ, even though Paul was still Jewish and Judaism was the holder of the Christ-following legacy. It divides them in the same way. Jews are under the law the Gentile followers of Christ, for it is the gentiles he is speaking to, are not under the law. These two things have been taken to create racism, slavery, and antisem
Tuesday’s Thoughts: Orthodoxy and Unconventional

Tuesday’s Thoughts: Orthodoxy and Unconventional

bible, Scripture
I am continuing my daily art/haiku journaling practice. This is inspired by Marcus Borg's introduction to Galatians. I'd like to also shout out to Bazaart. They are a very easy to use app on my phone that allows me to create collages for free. I'm sure I could pay to remove their watermark, but naah! seeds planted with care the desert blooms like the rose nurtured by grace         (more…)
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...