The Egg

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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Ereshkigal’s Daughter

Ereshkigal’s Daughter

If any of us were to write a story of what we have overcome to access a place of healing, we might think we would choose to name ourselves “queen,” for we would be in a place to know that we had surmounted great obstacles to stand in our power. Most people striving to...

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Homily:  The Immaculate Conception and The Christmas Family

Homily: The Immaculate Conception and The Christmas Family

In Advent, we celebrate the creative presence of God in Mary and in the birth of the Christ Presence within us, for us and through us. Mary’s joy today comes from a release of judgment from others and especially from herself.  She has joy because she is able to birth...

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Two Trees

Two Trees

Like most people who come from a modern academic theological background that is based upon the workings of the mind without the benefit of internalizing knowledge through the body, the heart, without the advantage of a practical experience, McLaren misses the...

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The Naming – A Satirical Musing

The Naming – A Satirical Musing

As my ordination draws near, I’ve had the time to ruminate on a name for our future community’s Roman Catholic church.  Originally, I chose the name “Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth,” as I want it known that God is She, not only He; yet neither. . . .  In order to...

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