New today: Bisexual in church, loneliness and the church's love, skin in the theology game

June 10, 2014

Daily lectionary readings: Psalm 104:24-34, 35bEzekiel 39:7-8, 21-29Romans 8:26-27

Saints, commemorations, and other witnesses from the cloud: Bogumił (Catholic calendar), Alexander BarclayMartin AgricolaJacint VerdaguerEdward Everett Hale

New today from the Century

Bisexual in the church: A source of disruptive conversation, by Janet Edwards. It wasn't same-sex attraction that worried my fellow pastors. They assumed that being bisexual meant I was being unfaithful to my husband.

My long loneliness and the church's love, by Tessa McBrayer. Among many of the young people whose voices I hear, conversation about meaning in their lives rarely includes the church. Why did I choose ordained ministry as someone in her 20s?

Skin in the theology game, by Steve Taylor. For students in my classes, lectures have touched on personal experiences. Readings have raised questions about beliefs held dear. Study has brought relationships into question.

Introducing John Wilkinson: Candidate for moderator of the PC(USA) General Assembly 221, by Carol Howard Merritt. The most interesting post on Wilkinson's blog was his answer to “What are some of the exciting possibilities facing the 21st Century church?”

"The deft of it," a poem by Brian Doyle

In the news

Pope Francis calls for ‘courage’ toward peace between Israel, Palestine

In mixed faith marriages, focus is on ‘values,’ not ‘beliefs’

In the CCblogs network 

On the Trinity, by Joanna Harader

Nothing is lost, by Rebecca Kirkpatrick


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