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Logos 7 is Here! Time to Nerd Out a Bit!

Logos 7 is Here! Time to Nerd Out a Bit!

Every time a new version of Logos comes out, I get giddy. This is by far the coolest sermon resource that I have. And the endless commentaries, dictionaries, translations, Greek/Hebrew tools, helpful preaching illustrations, interactive images, and so many other helpful resources are just amazing. [Read More...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Is Self-Care Part of Your Paid Employment, and Should It Be?

Is Self-Care Part of Your Paid Employment, and Should It Be?

When I’m at church on a Sunday morning, I’m usually up front welcoming everyone to worship, leading prayer, or preaching. But one Sunday morning, as our youth led worship, I actually sat in the balcony with my husband. “How does it feel to have a week off?” one of our church members asked me. “Just great,” I said with a smile, “And our youth did an amazing job leading us this morning.”[…]
Season After Pentecost:  The Old Testament Passage – J’accuse!

Season After Pentecost: The Old Testament Passage – J’accuse!

“Hear the word of the Lord, O house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel. Thus says the Lord: What wrong did your ancestors find in me that they went far from me, and went after worthless things, and became worthless themselves? They did not say, “Where is the Lord who brought us up from the land of Egypt, who led us in the wilderness, in a land of deserts and pits, in a land of drought and deep darkness, in a land that no one passes through, where no one lives?” (Jeremiah 2:4 – 6) […]
Archiving a culture of silence

Archiving a culture of silence

This is the second post in OSU’s current blog series on SNAP Mennonite’s MAP List (Mennonite Abuse Prevention List) and the broader issue of naming church workers (lay or ordained) who are credibly accused* of perpetrating sexualized violence. Check out my introduction to the series or Barbra’s post from last week to get a better grasp on what the series is about, where this post fits in, and how we hope it will enrich ongoing conversations. Next week, look forward to hearing from Terry McKiernan, President of Bishop Accountability, an organization focused on preserving a public record of sexual abuse and its cover up in the Catholic Church. — HJS *** Several weeks ago I received an email from an older Mennonite gentleman who scolded me for my role in what he called “a Mennonite sex offender registry.” He was referring, of course, to my work on the Mennonite Abuse Prevention List. The comparison was materially unfounded. Unlike the actual sex offender registry, which is primarily a tool of law enforcement and imposes restrictions and surveillance on offenders, those of us working on the MAP List can’t make anyone do anything. But the accusation was personally jarring, because I don’t support the sex offender registry system,  […] The post Archiving a culture of silence appeared first on Our Stories Untold.
A 3 Minute Intro to the Context of Revelation

A 3 Minute Intro to the Context of Revelation

This first video is about the gods of the Roman Empire and their influence on the book of Revelation: This second video, is about some important “big ideas” to keep in mind when reading the text of Revelation: [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Finding God in the Mundane

Finding God in the Mundane

We often look for God in the spectacular. If only we’d see him while on a nine month hiatus from life as we lived off the berries of the land in the back country! If we could do that, than certainly we’d know his will for us! Sarcasm? Yes. But it’s also something I’ve heard [...]

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