Monthly Archives: March 2010

Jesus and the Genderqueer: Rejection, Death … and Resurrection Power

Reading Judith Butler’s Undoing Gender may seem a strange Lenten study, but there is no denying the accidentally powerful connections forged between the season and the study. Last week I read “Beside Oneself: On the Limits of Sexual Autonomy,” in … Continue reading

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Standing on the stumbling block

I have a good friend who has asked some very good questions, and given me permission to think about answers here. “Why is there so much emphasis on the cross in Christianity? It makes sense if the focus is on … Continue reading

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Lambs of God in a greening spring

Most flowerbeds are still empty, but the daffodils’ yellow heads hang heavy with rain; I especially love the gone-wild stubborn daffodils lining roadsides and ditches, and clustering around old homesteads, near tumbled-down chimneys. Most trees are still bare, but the … Continue reading

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Night-time Psalms

Some years ago, I went through a long stretch where the night was not my friend. I could fall asleep just fine, but then I would awake after a few hours, not rested, but not going back to sleep, either. … Continue reading

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