Tag Archives: God

Sharkbait

If we give up on Nineveh, we run the risk that instead of becoming fishers of men, we become like Jonah, in need of a fishing vessel to rescue us from the deep water we get ourselves into when we turn our backs on the grace and mercy that God has for all that God has made. Continue reading

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Discernment

I asked God a hundred times or so to show me the way. Trying to wrestle guidance from the silence was like wringing a dry towel in the desert and hoping for water to soothe a burning tongue. Today, whether … Continue reading

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The Shepherd King

The judgement that Jesus describes is the judgement that the prophet Ezekiel promises to the sheep of God’s hand. “I will feed them with justice,” says the Lord.
And what is the justice with which they are fed? Continue reading

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Revolution

Two centuries after the Declaration of Independence, and two millennia after the birth, death, and resurrection of the Christ, we are still prone to fall back on familiar figures of authority, and to forget the revolutionary promises of the gospel. Continue reading

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Off centre

The hedgerow maze boxes me in, walls me out through another false turn. In the centre hides perfection, unbreakable cypher, impassive God. Out in the margins of error, the elbow crook of one more dead end, lies Jesus, sprawled as though we … Continue reading

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Ruined – a memoir by Ruth Everhart: Review

Let’s get the disclaimers out of the way first: yes, I have met the author. We are both members of an online group of (mostly) female clergy-types called the RevGalBlogPals. We both contributed to a book edited by the RevGals … Continue reading

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Year C Proper 9: God-mother

Children of the promise, your God
sings you lullabies of sweet surrender;
binds you with tenderness to her breast. Continue reading

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