The Egg

God at the Wall of Our Garden

God at the Wall of Our Garden

To truly love another is to also know how to set a boundary and to be consistent in our application.  Setting a boundary is especially important if you are a mother.  What happens if you do not set consistent expectations for your children?  In the greater world,...

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A Donkey and a Colt

A Donkey and a Colt

In Matthew’s account, Jesus is mentioned as riding on both animals.  Well, that’s awkward to imagine!  Could it be that his mother was on the donkey?  Maybe in those days or to some, it would hardly be worth a mention that a woman would also be riding. 

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The Furies – The Benefit of Guilt

The Furies – The Benefit of Guilt

We live in a society bereft of the positive side of guilt, a guilt that is placed on everyone and allowed to be worked out with compassionate accompaniment. Yes, we have always heard that guilt is a bad thing, but is it?

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Consecrate Your Heart

Consecrate Your Heart

No one, especially and including any clergy who participates in a systemic form of domination, can consecrate anyone else to the Heart of Our Mother.  The origin of this idea is thought without heart from the powerful or a plea of mercy from the enslaved. Consecration...

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A Letter from Jill to the Patriarchs at the US Conference of Bishops

A Letter from Jill to the Patriarchs at the US Conference of Bishops

The institutional church is in a position to permanently change the very actions that have led to gross abuses of power.  Making a declaration of excommunication against Women Priests is a declaration of an act of war.  Perhaps some peacekeeping needs to be done in our own house before we go out and try to mediate between our neighbors in military conflict? Maybe we all just start with, Jesus’ own words:  “Whoever is not against us, is for us.”  (Mark 9:38-40)

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If Jesus didn’t die for our sins, then what else is there?

If Jesus didn’t die for our sins, then what else is there?

The theory of atonement is often summed up as this Christian mantra that “Jesus died for our sins.”  But how did we get to this sound bite? And is it really sound theology? On the theory of atonement, Johnson writes “scripture offers multiple ways of speaking about...

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