RHM Update: March 2, 2021

Recommended Reading for March

book coverWhite Women’s Christ and Black Women’s Jesus: Feminist Christology and  Womanist Response

by Jacquelyn Grant

Christology is especially problematic for feminists. Because Jesus was undeniably male and because the Christian church claims him as the unique God-bearer, feminist christology confronts the dual tasks of explaining the significance of a male God-bearer for women and creating a christological model adequate to feminist experience. Jacquelyn Grant rehearses the development and challenges of feminist christology and argues that, because it has reflected the experience of White women predominantly, it fails to speak to the concerns of non-white and non-western women. In response to this failure, Grant proposes a womanist theology and christology that emerge from and are adequate to the reality of contemporary Black women.




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Learning to Listen, Part 1

This passage may be speaking about ways that oppressed and disinherited people can allow the sacred and valuable space inside them to be used by their oppressors. Read more

Learning to Listen, Part 2

What we are encountering in this gospel story today would today be called intersectionality. Read more

Learning to Listen, Part 3

Jesus modeled listening to those who belong to oppressed communities, and going deeper through that listening. I believe those who follow Jesus today can and must do the same. Read more


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Salt, Light, and Cautious Optimism, Part 1

Compassion and safety for everyone are just two plants that grow in the soil of a healthy society. When certain voices are marginalized or pushed to the fringes, however, their absence depletes the social soil. Read more

Salt, Light, and Cautious Optimism, Part 2

It will not be enough to see a more diverse neoliberalism in response to the last four years of neo-facism. We will have to see if the inclusion of more diverse voices will allow those included to change the very systems they’re joining. Read more

Salt, Light, and Cautious Optimism, Part 3

We can exhale deep relief from the political transition we have just witnessed. And we can take up the work once again, of pushing a new, diverse administration toward policies and systemic change that help make our world a safe, compassionate, just home for everyone.  Read more


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Gaining the World, Losing One’s Humanity (Part 1)

That is the political or social context in which we must understand the above passage. With this context, we can most safely reclaim and understand the ‘must’ language of the passage. Read more

Gaining the World, Losing One’s Humanity (Part 2)

The concern is not partisan politics. The concern is humanity, the common good, the good of the country, basic humanity including their own, and democracy itself.  Read more

Gaining the World, Losing One’s Humanity (Part 3)

Yet what’s at stake is larger than democracy. As Jesus called his followers, we’re called to find and reclaim our humanity. Read more


Articles posted each week at https://www.patheos.com/blogs/socialjesus/





Weekly Zoom HeartGroup on Wednesday Nights

Each Wednesday evening, Glendale City Church will be hosting a Zoom-HeartGroup led by Herb Montgomery.  Our discussion each week will focus on the content in Renewed Heart Ministries’ weekly eSight articles and the Jesus For Everyone podcast published each Friday.  The time of each Zoom session will be on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Pacific/10:00 p.m. Eastern.

For more information and for the link to participate each week, contact RHM here.



A Special Message to Our HeartGroups

We are continuing to ask all HeartGroups not to meet together physically at this time. Please stay virtually connected and to practice physical distancing. You can still be there for each other to help ease anxiety and fears. When you do go out, please maintain a six-foot distance with others, continue to wear a mask, and wash your hands often to keep the spread of the virus at bay.

This is also a time where we can practice the resource-sharing and mutual aid found in the gospels. Make sure the others in your group have what they need. We are more interconnected than we realize, as this has proven. And we need each other during this time.

How many ways can you take care of others while we are physically apart?



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