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Stories of Land and our Ancestors

Stories of Land and our Ancestors

“We want our forbears to stand on the right side of history…perhaps these cognitive gymnastics are a vain attempt to justify what is actually untenable.”  Jennifer Delanty talks about her realization as an adult that the way the stories she’d...
I Am From

I Am From

Pastor Amy looks at those first 18 verses of Matthew that we usually skip over to get to the narrative.  But that first list of begats tell a story of their own.  They tell the story of who Jesus came from, especially the significant and unusual women in his family...
No Justice, No Peace: Esther’s Courage

No Justice, No Peace: Esther’s Courage

Esther was more than just a vapid beauty queen.  When her people were in danger she put her life on her line and used her power and privilege to accomplish justice.  Esther’s risk can teach us something about when and how we can examine our privilege and risk...
Bathsheba’s #MeToo

Bathsheba’s #MeToo

Every woman has a story in which her body was in some way violated by a man.  In which her consent was not sought.  For Bathsheba her #MeToo moment changed the entire direction of her life.  When David summoned and assaulted her she had no recourse.  While...
How Do You Feel About Boundaries?

How Do You Feel About Boundaries?

We welcomed Katherine Jameson Pitts, PNMC Executive Conference Minister, to reflect on covenant and the gift of boundaries that draw us to the center.  The ten commandments are often co-opted by institutions and governments as a litmus test for political affiliation. ...