Tag Archives: Transfiguration

Guest Post by Carol Hallman — Jesus on the Mountain

To the mountainHe wentWhenever he neededTime apartTime withThe holyThe SpiritThis mysticalGod When heWasn’t sure(and even when     He was)When heHad questions(and even when     He didn’t)When he wasConfused   (and even when      He wasn’t)When he justNeeded to thinkAnd to listenAnd be Before he … Continue reading

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On the Mountain

It’s often just a small detail in the shiny storyabout Jesus and the mountain –getting to talk to folkswho have been gone a long time. I would like Harriet Tubman, please,that Mosesto walk and talk with me.I want Langston Hughes,dreams … Continue reading

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Another transfiguration perspective

(Day 2 in Transfiguration week … what was it like to not be on the mountain … what is it like at any time to feel left-out?) The insiders grab pitons and crampons,some spiritual version of gear,and start to climb,but … Continue reading

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The light is on the story

Twenty minutes before the servicecomes the momentwhen the above-balconygold-patterned stain glass windowshines right on the Bible. Maybe in coming weekdayswhen no one’s in the sanctuarythe angle will be right,and the sun-slant of the seasonrest, not on carpet or pulpit,but on … Continue reading

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On the Mountain

It’s often just a small detail in the shiny storyabout Jesus and the mountain  –getting to talk to folkswho have been gone a long time. I would like Harriet Tubman, please,that Mosesto walk and talk with me.I want Langston Hughes,dreams … Continue reading

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Prospectus – Guest Post by Holly Morrison

(a riff on Mark 9:2-9) Rev. Holly S. Morrison offers this for me to share(Permission granted for sharing with attribution.)She writes this of herself – I serve as pastor and teacher at Phippsburg Congregational Church, UCC in Phippsburg, Maine.  With my wife, … Continue reading

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Transfiguration, 2018

It’s such a small detail in the shiny story – getting to talk to folks who have been gone a long time. I would like Harriet Tubman, please, that Moses to walk and talk with me. I want Langston Hughes, … Continue reading

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First Responder

Yesterday … was the first time I heard the trans person in the gym, gorgeous baritone. I was naked in the shower and my first response was, “that’s cool!” and my second response was “O my God, that was my … Continue reading

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You’ve got to be kidding … (Transfiguration)

President’s Day Quote “God always answers prayers. Sometimes it’s ‘yes.’ Sometimes the answer is ‘no.’ Sometimes it’s ‘you gotta be kidding.’” Jimmy Carter “You’ve got to be kidding,” says Elijah to Moses, “pick him? His beard doesn’t grow at the … Continue reading

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Transfiguration prayer and Ash Wednesday liturgy … Valentine’s Day, really?

I was on a long airplane ride yesterday and started writing liturgy — some of which I will use and some of which …. nope, I probably won’t. It’s been a while since I offered some of my own liturgy. … Continue reading

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