We found 39 additional articles filed under liturgical year. They're listed below, most recent first.
- This Unspeakable Gift
12/22/2010 -- We've been dwelling with the story of Mary and Elizabeth at Women's Division this season. In preparation for the worship at Leadership Training Event, we began thinking about the roles of these two women in hearing God's call and participating in working ...
- Come and Follow
12/15/2010 -- What does it mean to come and follow? We are all called, set apart, to respond in obedience with the love and grace provided through Jesus Christ.
- Above, Through, In: Our Deep Connection
12/15/2010 -- Our desire to connect with family and friends reaches a peak during Advent and the holiday season.
- Green Holiday Ideas
12/09/2010 -- We offer ideas for celebrating the holiday season with the Christian call to environmental stewardship in mind.
- Toward the Peaceful Kingdom: A Faith Walk
12/02/2010 -- Kindness matters for creating spaces for a peaceable kingdom to take root in our hearts, in our work places and in our communities.
- Hope in the Midst of Struggle
12/02/2010 -- Let us focus on one group of people that needs special help during this happy period of Advent: the aged.
- Being Prepared: A Faith Walk
11/23/2010 -- Once again we stand on the threshold of the Advent season, our expectant hearts excited by the remembrance of the coming of Emmanuel, God with us.
- Mutuality Between Hearing & Speaking
05/20/2010 -- The story of Pentecost is one of those moments that knocks the breath out of you, and awakens you to watch people’s faces and listen to what they say.
- Palm Sunday: Hospitality and The Holy City
03/26/2010 -- The celebration, music and excitement of Palm Sunday lead us into Holy Week and offer time for reflection on hospitality.
- God is Making All Things New
03/19/2010 -- Bishop Hope Morgan Ward shares a story on scripture in a meditation for the Fifth Sunday in Lent.
- What is it to be an Ambassador of God Today?
03/12/2010 -- A Lenten reflection for the Fourth Sunday in Lent shares how God puts us to use for mission.
- Second Sunday in Lent : February 28th, 2010
03/01/2010 -- The Philippians struggled with a problem we also face every day: how to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in a world that is upside-down and often hostile to our mission and our convictions.
- Sojourner, Story and the Savior
02/19/2010 -- A reflection for the First Sunday in Lent, Feb. 21, discussing what true worship is.
- Sin, Sackcloth, and the Spirit: Ash Wednesday Reflection
02/16/2010 -- The Lenten journey, which starts on Ash Wednesday signals a lengthened time set apart for spiritual health practices in the days to come.
- All Saint’s Day: All Things New
10/27/2009 -- Editor of Response magazine Barbara Wheeler reflects on death and remembrance for All Saint's Day, Nov. 1.
- A Reflection on Easter
04/07/2009 -- This is one day on which the cynics are wrong. The barrier of human death is revealed as vulnerable and the love of God shows through in glory and in humility.
- What’s So Good About Good Friday?
04/07/2009 -- How do you observe or “celebrate” Good Friday? What makes it a “good” day?
- Repetition is Good
04/03/2009 -- Yearly, Christians celebrate the seasons of Christmas and Easter. There are some things we need to repeat, like the Christian year, and the repetition is good.
- A New Covenant, a New Community
03/27/2009 -- This Lent my heart has grown “strangely warmed” as I think about United Methodist women across the country building a new community through their loving acts of mercy and justice.
- Fourth Sunday in Lent: The Meaning of Grace
03/20/2009 -- By God’s grace I am well loved and cared and I am recovered and claim myself, “I am your precious daughter, O Lord!” What a great gift this is!
- Third Week in Lent: Let My Life Be Acceptable to You, Oh Lord
03/12/2009 -- In this third week of Lent we are blessed by The Word that comes from different times, different lives and different histories giving passionate testimony to the greatness and power of God.
- Taking Up My Cross: A Lenten Reflection
03/05/2009 -- My cross is to carve out a space to redefine what it means to be free on earth as it is in heaven.
- Rainbows & Papayas: A Lenten Reflection
02/25/2009 -- "Where is God?” was a question many people asked as Hurricane Mitch pounded Honduras in 1998. The women unanimously answered, “God was with us during the storm.”
- Pilgrimages for Peace: A Lenten Reflection for Ash Wednesday
02/25/2009 -- This Ash Wednesday, as I remember Nicaraguan ministry of presence in the dusty places of Nicaragua, I realize that their trips were Lenten pilgrimages.
- Advent One: Are You Awake?
12/16/2008 -- The season of Advent is upon us. Are you awake?
- Second Sunday in Advent: Finding Your Peace
12/16/2008 -- How can we begin to consider world peace unless we have peace within ourselves?
- Third Sunday in Advent: Hearing & Listening
12/16/2008 -- Are you hearing and listening to the testimony of John the Baptist?
- Fourth Sunday in Advent: Remembering the Least of These
12/16/2008 -- As Christians what will our focus be? Will we feed the hungry, give a drink to the thirsty, welcome the stranger, cloth the naked, visit the sick or visit the prisoner? Isn’t this what Christmas is all about?
- An Advent Journey: Being Re-gifted with Peace and Bread
09/22/2008 -- Prophet Isaiah sees a vision. He sees the transformation of one set of tools into a new set of equipments, tools of war-making instruments made into farming tools.
- An Advent Journey: Re-gifted with Shalom
09/22/2008 -- One of the Bible Women leaders in the Philippines, a deaconess, once corrected me when I said an Isaiah passage presents an alternative vision of the world. She said, “It is the original vision of God for us,” and she is right.
- An Advent Journey: Re-gifted for a Transformed Journey
09/22/2008 -- Is not Advent all about making way for the birth of Jesus?
- An Advent Journey: God’s Signature: “Eternally Yours”
09/22/2008 -- Christmas is a story of people’s long walk home, under the Roman Empire, in order to register their existence and get proper personal identification.
- A Rendezvous with God Part 1: Women Putting Out Clay Jars
09/10/2008 -- Wise women know when to keep their jars empty for the falling dew from heaven to fill them.
- A Rendezvous with God Part 2: Turning Our Hearts Inward
09/10/2008 -- Ash Wednesday is a call to empty ourselves and put our hearts out for the falling dew of God’s renewal.
- Second Week of Lent: Meeting Jesus at Night
08/21/2008 -- Many theologians and even Jesus, himself have said that the God of love and grace, justice and community is found in the margins, in the darkness.
- Fourth Week of Lent: “Where He Leads, I Will Follow”
08/21/2008 -- Sometimes the obvious is really not so obvious, and what we want to hear or see may not be what is best for the future.
- Fifth Week of Lent: Tell Them They Can Live Again
08/21/2008 -- Young people today are looking death squarely in the face. At no other time in history have young people been so vulnerable to criminal activity, incarceration, sexual abuse, homicide, suicide, unemployment, poverty, lack of health care and homelessness.
- Sixth Week of Lent: Encounter Between Two Kingdoms
08/21/2008 -- It was Good Friday. In the wee hours of the day, Jesus stood on trial before Pilate, the Roman governor.
- Easter: Focused on the Facts, but Missing the Story?
08/21/2008 -- The presence of the women in the Easter story continues to be a marvel and a wonder to me. Of course, Jesus the Christ has center stage in the narrative; nothing should compete with his role in the story, much less succeed in supplanting him.
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