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Bible Questions / Study / Get Angry
« on: February 12, 2020, 11:11:08 AM »
Get Angry

Don’t feel like you have to be nice all the time. Don’t feel like you always have to accommodate and compromise and stir in honey. Go ahead, release your inner table-over-turner.

Source: Get Angry

Bible Questions / Study / Gobsmacked and Gorgeous
« on: February 11, 2020, 05:02:06 AM »
Gobsmacked and Gorgeous

Just when I am tempted to give up on the entire human enterprise, I am gobsmacked all over again by the utterly spectacular resilience of the human-divine spirit.

Source: Gobsmacked and Gorgeous

Bible Questions / Study / God Is Not Worried
« on: February 10, 2020, 11:15:30 AM »
God Is Not Worried

We tend to project our anxiety onto the Creator. We imagine God’s hands wringing with concern, pondering the next move. Nope. God’s at peace. And God wants the same for us.

Source: God Is Not Worried

Bible Questions / Study / Chiasmus
« on: February 09, 2020, 05:02:10 AM »

How wondrous to rediscover the language and literary style of Jesus, whose words are forever unveiling themselves in new and ancient forms.

Source: Chiasmus

Bible Questions / Study / Bent, Not Broken
« on: February 08, 2020, 05:15:41 AM »
Bent, Not Broken

We’re quick to declare things as broken and ready to discard. The intensity of life’s stressors can diminish our capacity to see God’s unfolding grace within us and around us.

Source: Bent, Not Broken

Bible Questions / Study / Rising in the Darkness
« on: February 07, 2020, 05:22:37 AM »
Rising in the Darkness

You don’t have to be a literal morning person to rise in the darkness and cast some light of faith and warmth for the rest of us.

Source: Rising in the Darkness

Bible Questions / Study / Trial and Error
« on: February 06, 2020, 11:27:50 AM »
Trial and Error

What has God’s faithfulness done to us, that we reject humility? How has God’s love wearied us, that we neglect mercy? How do we answer for our persistent injustice?

Source: Trial and Error

Bible Questions / Study / Inoculate Me
« on: February 05, 2020, 05:11:42 AM »
Inoculate Me

Parents sometimes sacrifice children on the altars of our careers. Government sacrifices children on the altar of defense spending. God rejects child sacrifice—Abraham’s and ours.

Source: Inoculate Me

Bible Questions / Study / Needy Jesus
« on: February 04, 2020, 05:22:08 AM »
Needy Jesus

Nobody preaches about Jesus belching. Which is a shame, and maybe a heresy in this world where getting your bodily needs fully met is a privilege reserved for the few.

Source: Needy Jesus

Bible Questions / Study / Love’s Emancipation
« on: February 03, 2020, 05:26:11 AM »
Love’s Emancipation

Change that is deep and abiding requires a change of heart, and a change of heart is precisely what the love of God is all about.

Source: Love’s Emancipation

Bible Questions / Study / Unmoved
« on: February 02, 2020, 11:09:08 AM »

There are no perfect people, only people who pretend they are. Perfection as a requirement for access to God leads to pinched lips, ruler smacks, and bonfires.

Source: Unmoved

Bible Questions / Study / God’s Gentle Partners
« on: February 01, 2020, 05:06:37 AM »
God’s Gentle Partners

Viewing the planet as personal property to be divvied up among the worthy runs counter to the ‘earth-honoring faith’ that we need in our environmentally perilous time.

Source: God’s Gentle Partners

Bible Questions / Study / God-Watching
« on: January 31, 2020, 05:16:33 AM »

Just for today, become a God-watcher. Stop frequently in your travels from here to there. Lift up your heart, put your senses on alert, filter through the ordinary for the extraordinary.

Source: God-Watching

Bible Questions / Study / Good Meetings
« on: January 30, 2020, 11:17:48 AM »
Good Meetings

What might make us not give up meeting together? If we don’t learn how to self-govern ourselves in meetings, what will happen to self-governance and democracy?

Source: Good Meetings

Bible Questions / Study / What Kind of World Did You Wake Up In?
« on: January 29, 2020, 05:07:53 PM »
What Kind of World Did You Wake Up In?

More than fear, more than anger, more than hope, more than anything, what I feel is an eerie sense of coming doom. Yet I remain confident that the promises of God are true.

Source: What Kind of World Did You Wake Up In?

Trump's Legal Team Rests Their Case, but McConnell Warns of a Mutiny Over Witnesses - Now What?

Trump's Legal Team Rests Their Case, but McConnell Warns of a Mutiny Over Witnesses - Now What?
Source: Trump's Legal Team Rests Their Case, but McConnell Warns of a Mutiny Over Witnesses - Now What?

Bible Questions / Study / Can’t Say Nothin’?
« on: January 28, 2020, 05:13:57 AM »
Can’t Say Nothin’?

The police found a way to make my daughter pay for attempting to have agency and use her voice. But God does not require us to remain silent in the face of injustice.

Source: Can’t Say Nothin’?

John Bolton's New Book Rocks Impeachment Trial with Claims Against Trump

John Bolton's New Book Rocks Impeachment Trial with Claims Against Trump
Source: John Bolton's New Book Rocks Impeachment Trial with Claims Against Trump

Bible Questions / Study / God’s Preferred Material
« on: January 27, 2020, 11:33:35 AM »
God’s Preferred Material

Remember choosing teams for this or that, and dreading being chosen last? Last is God’s preferred candidate. The unlikely is God’s idea of a good time.

Source: God’s Preferred Material

Bible Questions / Study / Can You Keep a Secret?
« on: January 26, 2020, 05:11:45 AM »
Can You Keep a Secret?

Secrets are destructive. To families. To congregations. To bodies. They divide us. They drive us to avoid each other. They make understanding impossible.

Source: Can You Keep a Secret?

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