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Staring God in the Face

Posted by Gerald Gurss on

Dr. Gerald Gurss, Director of the WBLUMC Chancel Choir and the Artistic Director of Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus, was our most recent BREADx speaker. Audio of his talk, "Staring God in the Face," is now available below. How does a young gay boy growing up in conservative churches in rural Kansas...

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Tags: theology, homosexuality, equality, lgbtq, adversity, discrimination

Elephants in the Room

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Posted by Julie Jacot on

A lively and delightful children’s guessing game for describing an object or an animal goes like this: You might say, “It feels like hairy wrinkles, has an exceptionally long nose, eats many hours of the day, is larger than your Dad or Mom,” and the children exclaim...

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What We Love

Posted by Julie Jacot on

A conviction bears witness to that tug of the heart or that risk we seize to move toward something of significant importance. The late Marcus Borg ponders these deeply rooted compasses of thought in his final book, Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most. As a compass gives direction, a...

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A Sacred Meatloaf and a Smile

Posted by Julie Jacot on

White Bear Lake United Methodist Church is “tasting” and exploring life’s flavors through scripture this summer. Flavors of honey, vinegar, manna, mustard, salt, and fig bounce out of the ancient black and white boundaries to flavor how we taste and see our unique, intimate...

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Deep in Your Bones

Posted by Julie Jacot on

Planted deep in your bones there is a human wondering of what matters. A hope of purpose rattles, tugging you toward the possibility of what might be. In actuality, to carry something “deep in your bones” is more like an all-knowing hunch, balanced with a sure sense of certainty but...

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The Compassionate Church

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Posted by Julie Jacot on

"You are my witnesses," declares the Lord, "and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he . . .  I have revealed and saved and proclaimed . . . From eternity to eternity I am God. No one can snatch anyone out of my hand. No one can undo...

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Country Music, Then & Now

Posted by Music Ministries on

  Welcome Reading 1: Roots Reading 2: Love Reading 3: Justice Reading 4: Mother's Day Reading 5: Presence Reading 6: Hope Reading 7: Redemption Reading 8: Strength

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A Slice of the Sky

Posted by Julie Jacot on

". . . no eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined the things what God has prepared for those who love him." 1 Corinthians 2:9   You might have been an imaginative kid or an adult who hangs onto the capacity to dream by gazing flatly at the sky to imagine the billowy folds...

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Tags: easter, imagination, love, spirituality

"I Am Still Learning"

Posted by Julie Jacot on

"I am still learning"—Michelangelo at age 87 "Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given to thee by prophecy . . . Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy work may appear to all. Take heed unto thyself, and unto thy doctrine; continue in them: for in...

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Tags: easter, generosity, lent, palm sunday, prayer, talent

Palm Sunday, music from Godspell and Jesus Christ Superstar

Posted by Music Ministries on

Gathering "Heaven on Their Minds" (from the 2000 film) "Everything's Alright" (from the 2000 film) Reading 1: Matthew 21: 1-11 (New International Version) As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go to the...

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