Thursday, February 28, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Bishop Steven Charleston
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
"RECLAIMING THE CHRISTIANITY OF JESUS" with Marcus BorgWe are delighted to welcome noted theologian and gifted teacher Marcus Borg as the keynote speaker for All Saints’ LENT EVENT 2013.
Internationally known in both academic and church circles as a leading biblical and Jesus scholar, Dr. Borg has been in the forefront of the movement calling the church to reclaim the Christianity of Jesus by putting its faith in action in the world.
Calendar for the entire Lent Event weekend:
Sunday, March 17: Marcus Borg in the Rector’s Forum at 10:15 a.m.
“Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time”
Taize Contemplative Worship,
4:30 p.m. in the Forum
Marcus Borg’s presentation:
“The Passion of Jesus: The Way and the Kingdom,” 6:00 p.m.
Monday, March 18: Marcus Borg’s presentation:
“The Passion of Jesus: Holy Week, Good Friday, and Easter,” 7:00 p.m.
$20 for any and all of the weekend, payable online or at the table on the lawn on Sundays
For more information and to register visit the All Saints website
or call Norma Sigmund at 626.583.2734
Sunday, February 17, 2013
* We are delighted to welcome noted theologian and gifted teacher Marcus Borg as the keynote speaker for All Saints’ LENT EVENT 2013. Internationally known in both academic and church circles as a leading biblical and Jesus scholar, Dr. Borg has been in the forefront of the movement calling the church to reclaim the Christianity of Jesus by putting its faith in action in the world. For more information or to register for the Lent Event click here.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during those days, and when they were over, he was famished. The devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become a loaf of bread."
Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'One does not live by bread alone.'"
Then the devil led him up and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And the devil said to him, "To you I will give their glory and all this authority; for it has been given over to me, and I give it to anyone I please. If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours."
Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him.'"
Then the devil took him to Jerusalem, and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, saying to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, for it is written,
'He will command his angels concerning you, to protect you,' and 'On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.'"
Jesus answered him, "It is said, 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'" When the devil had finished every test, he departed from him until a more opportune time.
And I am convinced that we can do better than that. Just as Jesus refused to let the devil tempt him with Scriptural Literalism in the 1st century wilderness, we must resist the same temptation in the 21st – because it makes no more sense now than it did then to take the Living Word of God and misuse it as the Literal Words of God. Jesus knew that – and when he called the devil on it, the devil had no option but to “retire until a more opportune time.”
Friday, February 15, 2013
“You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
call to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.”
― New and Selected Poems, 1992
Thursday, February 14, 2013
It is my Lent to break my Lent,
To eat when I would fast,
To know when slender strength is spent,
Take shelter from the blast
When I would run with wind and rain,
To sleep when I would watch.
It is my Lent to smile at pain
But not ignore its touch.
It is my Lent to listen well
When I would be alone,
To talk when I would rather dwell
In silence, turn from none
Who call on me, to try to see
That what is truly meant
Is not my choice. If Christ’s I’d be
It’s thus I’ll keep my Lent.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Ash Wednesday 2013: Choosing a Both/And Lent
7am | February 13, 2013 | Susan Russell
During these weeks since Christmas
I want to call us to a "both/and" Lent
where we refuse to become so inwardly focused
to proclaim loudly to the world
for those on the margins
who are most vulnerable
to the changes, chances and challenges of the global economy.
my fellow Lenten pilgrims:
Now IS the acceptable time.
And may the God who calls us into this wilderness
be with us and bless us on the journey
to the resurrection
and to new life.