The commandment to rest leveled the social constructs that humans feel compelled to enforce around the worship of God.… Read More Sabbath was equal rest.
Inspired by her personal encounter with God and her own experience of being marginalized, Hagar teaches others about God’s perception.… Read More Women in the Text: Hagar Names God
Why did God put foreskins on if they were meant to come off? What about women? Are women excluded from something because they aren’t included in the cutting of parts? How does this effect Christians? … Read More VIDEO Theology Bits: Circumcision
Many of our Christian “traditions” regarding the creation of humans are first found in the Talmud or the extended teachings on the Talmud (Midrash). It is in the Talmud that we find much imaginative and explicit exposition about the sexuality between Adam and Eve…and yes, even the serpent. It is also here that we find that teshuqa has been re-defined as “urge,” and the battle of the sexes is born.… Read More Teshuqa Turnings – Rabbinical Roots of Desire
Read Part 1 and Part 2. Why is it important that we start the discussion of God’s mother-love with an understanding of the Trinity? Because God IS love only in the community of His person. This love births a family to participate in His communal love. Mothers know a little something about loving others. Metaphors… Read More The Tri-une God and Motherhood Part 3
We sang “Come Thou Fount” this morning in church. They skipped the Ebenezer verse. Boo. So, because I’m plagued with a condition called Earworms, I’ve been humming that vacant verse all morning. Here I raise my ebenezer, Hither by thy help I’ve come. Eben-ezer Before Ebenezer was Scrooge, it was a place. Eben, in Hebrew, means Rock or… Read More Here I lay my Ebenezer
The Chosen Twelve condemned/judged/ended the old era of Israel, but their teaching also built the foundation of the Global Church. But in this role, their number, nationality or gender is no longer significant. How can I say this beyond a shadow of a doubt? Because the old was gone, and the new has come. Jesus insists we don’t pour our new wine back into the old wineskins. (Matthew 9) The church is new wine, folks! Patriarchy and male-based religion based on circumcision and exclusion is an old wineskin, and we must burst those weak constraints.… Read More Why Twelve Men?