RHM Update: September 21, 2021

Recommended Reading for September

A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church: Year W

by Wilda C. Gafney

What would it look like if women built a lectionary focusing on women’s stories?

What does it look like to tell the good news through the stories of women who are often on the margins of scripture and often set up to represent bad news? How would a lectionary centering women’s stories, chosen with womanist and feminist commitments in mind, frame the presentation of the scriptures for proclamation and teaching?

The scriptures are androcentric, male-focused, as is the lectionary that is dependent upon them. As a result, many congregants know only the biblical men’s stories told in the lectionary read in their churches. A more expansive, more inclusive lectionary will remedy that by introducing readers and hearers of scripture to “women’s stories” in the scriptures.

A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church, when completed, will be a three-year lectionary accompanied by a stand-alone single year lectionary, Year W, that covers all four gospels.

 


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Recent Social Jesus Blog Posts on Patheos

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

 

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Taking Up Our Crosses, Injustice, and Abuse (Part 1 of 3)

“Oppressors throughout history have used the concept of ‘taking up one’s cross’ to prioritize themselves over survivors and to encourage oppressed people to passively and patiently endure violence rather than resist.”

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/socialjesus/2021/09/cross-injustice-abuse-part1/

 

Taking Up Our Crosses, Injustice, and Abuse (Part 2 of 3)

“If you believe that acceptance of suffering gives life, then your resources for confronting perpetrators of violence and abuse will be numbed.”

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/socialjesus/2021/09/crosses-injustice-abuse-part2/

 

Taking Up Our Crosses, Injustice, and Abuse (Part 3 of 3)

“This story is, on the other hand, encouraging Jesus’ followers to resist as he did flipping tables in the temple courtyard, even though it resulted in the state violence of a cross.”

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/socialjesus/2021/09/crosses-injustice-abuse-part3/

 



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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.

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