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Tuesday’s Thoughts: An Artful Response

Tuesday’s Thoughts: An Artful Response

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OK. Well, this is sort of artful. It is in response to Psalm 31. My haiku: Vulnerable babesHide in mother's wingsSheltered from harm A couple things that I noticed in response to this Psalm: God is given many images in this Psalm, one which includes the "wings that shelter". Sheltering wings are a mother's job. So, the image is God as mother. Also, mother's can protect. It isn't just the father's job. This complicates the religious binary that becomes so much of the conversation. [Personal opinion: Let's lose the binary!] The Psalmist is going through a lot of emotions in this poem/song. While they at once declare God is with them offering protection, they describe a lived reality in which God must feel a zillion miles away. They are depressed, scared, being go...
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