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Season after Pentecost (Proper 13 [18]): The Epistles Passage – Mapping some slippery slopes with Paul

“I am speaking the truth in Christ–I am not lying; my conscience confirms it by the Holy Spirit– “ (Romans 9:1)

Call me a skeptic of long running, but many times when someone tells me they are speaking the truth, I prick me ears up and discern whether they are really lying. 588 more words

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Season after Pentecost (Proper 13 [18]): The Epistles Passage – Mapping some slippery slopes with Paul

“I am speaking the truth in Christ–I am not lying; my conscience confirms it by the Holy Spirit– “ (Romans 9:1)

Call me a skeptic of long running, but many times when someone tells me they are speaking the truth, I prick me ears up and discern whether they are really lying. 588 more words

Revised Common Lectionary

Bonkers

Last week I was having a discussion with my writing class on why women generally feel the need to apologize for things that men would generally never apologize for. 1,664 more words

Mental Health

Season after Pentecost (Proper 12 [17]): The Old Testament Passage – Lessons to be learned and legacies to be established

We pick up the story of Jacob when he had reached the ancestral home of his grandfather and his mother. His uncle Laban, now married himself and and with daughters, has agreed to employ Jacob to tend his flocks. 809 more words

Christian Journey

Season after Pentecost (Proper 9 [14]) : The Psalm Passage – Being wooed to a new and different kind of love

“Hear, O daughter, consider and incline your ear; forget your people and your father’s house, and the king will desire your beauty. Since he is your lord, bow to him; the people of Tyre will seek your favor with gifts, the richest of the people with all kinds of wealth. 643 more words

Christian Journey

Season after Pentecost (Proper 9 [14]) : The Gospel Passage – Living now, but acting as in the past

“But to what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to one another, ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not mourn.’ “ (Matthew 11:16 – 17) … 574 more words

Christian Journey

Season after Pentecost (Proper 8 [13]) : The Psalm Passages – Rescued from the shakes

“How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?
How long must I bear pain in my soul, and have sorrow in my heart all day long? 593 more words

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