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  • Members of the Training Leaders for Community Transformation Advisory Team

    Published April 26, 2016

    One of the greatest privileges of facilitating the Training Leaders for Community Transformation campaign has been working alongside a remarkable group of highly influential people from across the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). As I introduce the members of the Advisory Team, I am deeply appreciative of their great wealth of expertise in relation to the contextual and holistic formation of new generations of people willing to be equipped to share the love of God in Jesus Christ in word and deed. Their input, affirmation encouragement, connections and sometimes difficult questions very significantly inform the direction of the campaign. I ...

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  • Theological Education as a Herd of Elephants

    Published April 26, 2016

    Each morning I check Facebook for animal videos, because animals are endlessly interesting, and, since I was raised on the Peaceable Kingdom, endlessly evocative.

    I’ve been intrigued by elephants for a while, (limited) exemplars of Peaceable Kingdom ethics, because they work in groups to solve problems. One video shows a herd crossing a brimming creek, and a baby tugged away in the rushing water. One elephant goes to the baby quickly and keeps it near, but can’t get it back to safety alone. You see the rest of the elephants become aware, and they return. I suppose technically ...

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    From Surprised by Delight

  • justleros = more than just nonsense or disparates

    Published April 26, 2016

    Lying there
    A resource for Sunday’s liturgy based on John 5:1–9

    by Magdalena I. García

    Now in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate there is a pool, called in Hebrew Beth-zatha[i], which has five porticoes. In these lay many invalids—blind, lame, and paralyzed. One man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be made well?” The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no one to put me into ...

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