Shannon T.L. Kearns
Shannon T.L. Kearns
April, 2010
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taking up your cross
April 30, 2010
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Matthew 16:21-23: From that time on, Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and undergo great suffering at the hands of the elders and the chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him saying, “God forbid it, Lord! This must never happen to you.” But he turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me Satan! You are a stumbling-block…

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it starts here
April 28, 2010
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You know how sometimes when you’re in a group of friends and you start to tell a story, one friend interrupts and says, “but wait, you gotta tell them this first! The story won’t make sense without this part!”? Well, that happens in theology as well. I started this story with the transfiguration and a friend said to me, “that’s not where the story starts! You gotta tell them about this part first!” and she was right. So we backtrack…

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why jesus?
April 26, 2010
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one of the things that i do in my work at church is working with confirmation students. this sunday we will confirm a whole bunch of them. my job this week was to read through their “statement of faith” papers and craft a choral reading out of it to present to the congregation on sunday (there are too many of them to have them read their entire papers; the service would be three hours long!) there are some real gems…

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as an aside
April 24, 2010
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(part one is here: http://anarchistreverend.wordpress.com/2010/04/21/the-transfiguration/) Matthew 20:17-19: While Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside by themselves, and said to them on the way, ‘See we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death; then they will hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucifies; and on the third day he…

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the transfiguration
April 21, 2010
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Matthew 17: 1-9: Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white. Suddenly there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. Then Peter said to Jesus, ‘Lord, it is good for us to be here; if you wish I will make three dwellings here, one…

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introduction to a trans theology of the cross
April 14, 2010
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i finally sat down and started writing what i hope will eventually be my comprehensive trans theology. it’s going to be a long process as i both research the biblical passages i am basing it on and as i search my own life for how the biblical story interacts with my story. when i first was reevaluating my theology; progressing from fundamentalist to more liberal, one of the first things that i stopped wanting to deal with was the crucifixion….

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