Tag: thoughtful

Tuesdays Artful Response to Psalm 46

Tuesdays Artful Response to Psalm 46

Art, Haiku, Hebrew Scripture, Scripture, Uncategorized
mountains explodedestroying the landscapelife begins again Drawing of Mt. St. Helens in response to Psalm 46 along with haiku, by Terri Stewartall rights reserved Psalm 46 is dire with the earth collapsing: mountains crumble, mountains shake, surging waves, the earth melts. However, the interesting thing is that God "brings wars to an end, breaking the bow and shattering the spear, burning chariots with fire." Declaring: "That's enough!" Well, haven't we all felt that way? That the calamity of hurricanes and volcanoes and the climate crisis in addition to the wars and violence and children locked in cages. Do we not want to declare, "That's enough!" I know I do. But I remember Mt. St. Helen's eruption. I lived in North Carolina at the time but we heard about it. T...
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...
Is Pope Francis a Marxist? (Untimely Meditations or Unfashionable Observations)

Is Pope Francis a Marxist? (Untimely Meditations or Unfashionable Observations)

spiritual practice, Spirituality
From Lee Karl Palo at Paradigm One. Lee's "Untimely Meditations" match quite well with our "Thoughtful Thursdays." I hope you enjoy his thoughts expressed here and take a moment to wander over to his website. Again Pope Francis is likened to Marxists, and some of the more infamous followers of Marx, like Lenin.Apparently there is some difficulty in understanding Pope Francis’ relationship to Marxism, so I thought I would diagram it… Given the pejorative connotations Marx has to many Western Capitalist Societies, it seems more likely that being labeled a Marxist is a convenient way for some people to avoid taking Pope Francis’ critique seriously. ******************************************************** Untimely Meditations or Unfashionable Observations are meant to provoke thought. They