Lee Catoe

Easter

John 20: 1-18 “Run, run faster than him,” says the one whom Jesus loved. “I must get there to see if this is true…that the one who loved me is risen from the dead.”  The gospel of John depicts a

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SCOTUS Has Fallen: A Letter from the Editor

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I woke up this morning with little to no sleep, reading the headlines and watching videos about the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States. I woke up this morning to tweets and Instagram posts from queer people scared that their marriage will be

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Tearing Down the Bloody Vineyard

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In the past year, oh what a year, we have seen so much in such a small amount of time. We have been consumed by a plague and pandemic that has killed our siblings especially are siblings of color and those who are poor. We have seen no justice

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The Canaanite Woman and the Accountability of Jesus

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The story of the Canaanite woman infuriates me. Commentators and scholars, particularly male identifying ones, that focus on this woman’s persistence (which is notable) often make me wonder why we can’t hold Jesus accountable for his actions toward her? Breaking down this story we see that Jesus, after he gives

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What are the Unclean Spirits? A Sermon for Now

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Where are the demons? What are the demons? What are the unclean spirits? Questions Christians have been asking for thousands of years. Demons have been equated with mental illness. Demons and unclean spirits have been equated with “being different”, being differently abled, being “crazy”. In scripture, it is the

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The Arts and Justice Project Finalist

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The Arts and Justice Project has chosen out of the amazing submissions these artists and writers as the top submissions this year. To view submissions, click on the picture of the artist or writer.  Thanks to all who participated in the first year of the project. We look forward to

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Grief…Mourning…Lament

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We are grieving…mourning…lamenting Oh God why!? Oh God help us! Oh God we are suffering! When we wave through the windows of those with disease When we see our loved ones dying on screens No touch, no goodbyes, no last words muttered  We are grieving…mourning…lamenting We are grieving…mourning…lamenting Oh God

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Jesus in the Midst of COVID-19

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As the coronavirus makes its way across the world (yes, Mr. President, it is here), panic has ensued reflected in grocery stores depleted of toiletries and sanitizer, airlines shutting down travel, nation-wide bans, college closings, market crashes, church live streaming, and individual and communal anxiety rising to an all-time high.

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From the Universe to the Atom: A Prayer for World Day of Prayer

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From the universe filled with galaxies beyond numberThankfulness for the vastness and the creative imagination of GodFill our soaring minds, engage our wonder, and keep us on the edge of our seatsSwirl within our hearts your artistic spirit, O God From the spherical globe that we call home Barely hanging on

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