Monthly Archives: February 2014

EL CONSUMO SE HIZO CARNE … poem from Uruguay

This powerful parody …ironizando of Juan Damian may prepare us to consider what the simplification of Lent might mean. THE CONSUMER TRANSFORMED INTO FLESH (John 1:1-10 a parody) In the beginning was shopping and Shopping was God. Windows, shelves, and … Continue reading

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Prayer for a Gathering, perhaps for Ash Wednesday

Leslie Coates of Kansas, a wonderful friend, actor, liturgist, shares this prayer. I am sure that this will be one to touch folks in my community of faith on Ash Wednesday, and perhaps in yours. You may be interested in … Continue reading

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Psalms of Aotearoa — From the Psalms to the Cloud

On Mondays I have been sharing a few prayers from our new book “From the Psalms to the Cloud — Connecting to the Digital Era” (Mankin and Tirabassi, Pilgrim Press). From Aotearoa / New Zealand two psalms by Beverley Osborn. … Continue reading

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What “that” verse really means this morning

Sometimes it is not theologically profound, preferential, universal or vague. Sometimes it is not anything like a T-shirt, a key-ring, or a bumper sticker. Sometimes it refuses to be twisted into some kind of condition for membership. It is just … Continue reading

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Improvisations on Matthew 5: 38-48

Who’s Blushing Now?             “…If anyone wants to sue you and take away your coat, give your cloak as well”             Matthew 5:40 Naked is not about buttocks and balls, door-knob knees, little pot belly, ribs a-countable, pecs not what … Continue reading

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Let us embrace peace — Poem from Zambian Baptist Peace Conference

Lancelot Muteyo of Zimbabwe shares a poem that he used in his program in Zambia. I was training 170 pastors, deacons, leaders of the Baptist Convention of Zambia in Lusaka Zambian conflict transformation using bible based experiential learning methods.  The … Continue reading

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From the Psalms to the Cloud — Prayer for Worship

On Mondays I have been sharing a few prayers from our new book “From the Psalms to the Cloud — Connecting to the Digital Era” (Mankin and Tirabassi, Pilgrim Press). When Jerry Hebenstreit of Virginia reflects about preparing traditional worship, … Continue reading

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