23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
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Learning from Passover without co-opting it (Exodus 12:1-14)
How can these values be lived out in our traditions and in our assemblies?
by Michael Fick
The law's aspirations (Romans 13:8-14; 23A)
Justice is complicated--even when it is the law of God.
September 6, 23A (Romans 13:8-14)
Loving the neighbor with whom we disagree
The coronavirus pandemic’s unequal burden on African Americans
A plague is being visited on all of us, but not evenly.
A visit to the Hava NaGrilla Smoke BBQ Festival in Philadelphia
Hope smells like barbecue.
A glimpse of how heaven sees worship
On World Communion Day, I sat in the balcony. The view was stunning.
December 1, Advent 1A (Matthew 24:36–44; Romans 13:11–14)
It’s troubling to imagine the Son of man arriving with criminal intent.
Can we survive the incalculable damage of climate change?
David Wallace-Wells charts a path for life in the wake of global warming.
Getting forgiveness (Matthew 18:15-20)
Christ’s love binds up our broken hearts and broken ways.
by Amy Ziettlow
September 10, Ordinary 23A (Matt. 18:15–20)
At a #decolonizeLutheranism forum, I thought of Matthew 18.
by Amy Ziettlow
The gravesite and the marathon
I have a friend who visits his mother's burial site each year on the anniversary of her death. When the day comes, the mood is always solemn and deeply reflective--and tremendously difficult for other people in his life. What they don't know is that this annual ritual is generative, corrective. It helps anchor my friend for the rest of the year.
I have another friend who almost never visits his parents' gravesite.
Two or three at the gym
New communities spring up at coffeehouses, on Habitat for Humanity worksites, or at 5k races. What makes any of them a church?
March 24, Maundy Thursday: Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14; John 13:1-17, 31b-35
Slaughtering animals, washing feet—I can smell the rooms in both Exodus and John.
Threads of incarnation
I loved writing Wearing God in part because it allowed me to rove around archives from more or less every century of the Christian past. The biblical images for God that most (American?) churches today largely ignore were decidedly not ignored in earlier eras.
Rules vs. love
The household I grew up in did not have a lot of rules. My parents were first-generation immigrants who worked 12 hours a day, six days a week. So even if we'd had a lot of rules, they would not have been home to enforce most of them.
By Joann H. Lee
Sunday, September 7, 2014
What comes first—your actions or your beliefs? Here's Paul's answer: neither one. What comes first is the love of God.
by Joann H. Lee