Resources on Jason Lief

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Reading Julian on Good Friday Article by Jason Lief https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2016/03/25/reading-julian-on-good-friday/ Article by Jason Lief Topics: Good Friday , Suffering , Power , Julian of Norwich Source: The Twelve Drawing from the writings of Julian of Norwich, this Good Friday article by Jason Lief presents the sufferings of Christ on the cross as a symbol of finding new life in foolishness rather than honor. The Faithful Work of Pastor Jack Article by Jason Lief https://perspectivesjournal.org/blog/2012/08/01/the-faithful-work-of-pastor-jack/ Article by Jason Lief Topics: Community , Culture , Ministry , Teaching Source: Perspectives Journal Offering advice related to church outreach, this article by Jason Lief on 1 Corinthians 9:19, 22-23 discusses how his mentor engaged the community, welcomed outsiders, drew insights from nature, encountered Jesus through culture and taught others. The Rocks and Colliding Black Holes Cry Out Devotional by Jason Lief https://perspectivesjournal.org/posts/rocks-colliding-black-holes-cry/ Devotional by Jason Lief Topics: Creation , God's Will , Creationism , God Source: Perspectives Journal Sometimes, the teachers of a religion get it wrong. Luke 19:39-40 is one example with the Pharisees. Copernicus and Catholics is another. Jason Lief wants us to approach the Bible with curiosity, not contentment. What Wondrous Love is This Article by Jason Lief https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2018/03/30/what-wondrous-love-is-this/ Article by Jason Lief Topics: Love , Good Friday , Suffering , Love your neighbor Source: The Twelve Jason Lief looks at the martyrdom of Oscar Romero who opposed violence and corruption to reflect on Good Friday, loving one's neighbor, and entering the suffering of others. Christmas Trees, Hot Chocolate, and Dog Turds Sermon Illustration by Jason Lief https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2011/11/26/christmas-trees-hot-chocolate-and-dog-turds/ Sermon Illustration by Jason Lief Topics: Christmas , Holiday Source: The Twelve A humorous Christmas memory prompts Jason Lief to reflect on what it means to be human -- in this case, reveling in the quirky, surprising imperfection of our creatureliness. Leave Metallica Alone! Article by Jason Lief https://perspectivesjournal.org/blog/2014/10/30/leave-metallica-alone/ Article by Jason Lief Topics: Medes , Music , Voice Source: Perspectives Journal Does God speak through popular music? Jason Lief says, "I’m not so sure. But I do believe popular music clears the way for us to encounter each other. This is where God speaks." Getting Liturgical Prayer Article by Jason Lief https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2015/02/27/getting-liturgical-prayer/ Article by Jason Lief Topics: Prayer , Spirituality Source: The Twelve Jason Lief took students to a Benedictine Monastery, where a novice monk talked about how the Psalms have seeped into his being, even though he didn't always mean the words he said. That is spiritual formation. Stephen’s Speech: The Tabernacling of God in Grandfather’s Kitchen Sermon Illustration by Jason Lief https://perspectivesjournal.org/blog/2007/10/16/stephens-speech-the-tabernacling-of-god-in-grandfathers-kitchen/ Sermon Illustration by Jason Lief Topics: God's Presence , Eucharist Source: Perspectives Journal Jason Lief reflects on Stephen’s speech in Acts 7, on temple and tabernacle, on his grandfather and communion and ponders the mystery of the Sovereign Lord tabernacling with an 89-year-old in the middle of his kitchen Why Baylor Matters Commentary/Exegesis by Jason Lief https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2016/06/03/why-baylor-matters/ Commentary/Exegesis by Jason Lief Topics: Sexuality , Women , Pharisees , Power Source: The Twelve Jason Lief brings Luke 7:36-8:3 to bear on the issue of sexual assault. and the particular difficulties faced by the Christian community in dealing with this issue. The Scary Love of Homer Simpson Sermon Illustration by Jason Lief https://perspectivesjournal.org/blog/2010/10/01/the-scary-love-of-homer-simpson/ Sermon Illustration by Jason Lief Topics: Love , Parenting , Father Source: Perspectives Journal Jason Lief writes that Homer Simpson represents those fathers who desperately love their kids but have no clue how to show it and gives some relief to their struggle to live up to the ideal fatherhood Stick to the Text Article by Jason Lief https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2014/11/07/stick-to-the-text/ Article by Jason Lief Topics: Pastor , Imagination Source: The Twelve Jason Lief discusses an adage of Walter Bruggemann's: "stick to the text." Lief offers examples from his own teaching career as to how simply reading the Bible with students has immense transformative power. Class Conflict Article by Jason Lief https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2013/09/27/class-conflict/ Article by Jason Lief Topics: Love , Goodness , Conflict , Ethics Source: The Twelve Jason Lief discusses the purpose of Christian living, suggesting that perhaps Christ-like ethics are not born out of a desire to reap a future reward (heaven) but out of a desire for us to grow in... Blood Red Scars: Incarnation, Evolution, and Self Harm Article by Jason Lief https://biologos.org/blogs/guest/blood-red-scars-incarnation-evolution-and-self-harm Article by Jason Lief Topics: Ministry , Incarnation , Creation , Evolution Source: Biologos In this article, Jason Lief seeks a theological interpretation of evolution that can help young people embrace their embodied existence in healthier, more positive, ways. Choosing to love my Wife (again for the first time) Article by Jason Lief https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2016/08/12/the-death-and-rebirth-of-st-francis/ Article by Jason Lief Topics: Love , Marriage , Parenting Source: The Twelve Jason Lief reflects on his marriage, arguing that spouses need to find time and space to constantly be falling in love with each other over and over again. Marxist Coffee Shops and Gospel Liberation Article by Jason Lief https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2017/10/27/marxist-coffee-shops-and-gospel-liberation/ Article by Jason Lief Topics: Community , Gospel , LGBTQ , Communism Source: The Twelve Jason Lief relates an anecdote about a "Marxist" coffee shop and suggests that this coffee shop's insistence on welcoming marginalized groups is more Christian than Marxist. Christians should always be on the side of the powerless. The Rocks and Colliding Black Holes Cry Out Article by Jason Lief https://perspectivesjournal.org/blog/2016/04/30/rocks-colliding-black-holes-cry/ Article by Jason Lief Topics: Creation , Hermeneutics Source: Perspectives Journal The creation/evolution debate is used to illustrate that faith and science don’t have to be in conflict and to encourage the fostering of generosity, curiosity, and surprise—especially in response to Scripture. Human Spirituality Article by Jason Lief https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2013/09/14/human-spirituality/ Article by Jason Lief Topics: Spirituality , Church , Worship , Eucharist Source: The Twelve Jason Lief gives a brief, but powerful commentary on hyper-spirituality in the modern church in his personal reflection in this article. Ad-Vocate Article by Jason Lief https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2015/06/19/ad-vocate/ Article by Jason Lief Topics: Marginalization , LGBTQ Source: The Twelve Jason Lief challenges Christians to return to the original meaning of “advocacy.” Rather than insisting that everyone share and promote one viewpoint, we should focus on coming to the aid of a person or group. Consuming Rightly: The Task of Christian Higher Education Article by Jason Lief https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2016/08/26/consuming-rightly-the-task-of-christian-higher-education/ Article by Jason Lief Topics: Education , Rest , Consumption , Love Source: The Twelve Jason Lief makes the case (using Matthew 6:24) that the task of Christian education is to teach students how to consume what is good and avoid that which is destructive. Reading Song of Songs more often in Church Article by Jason Lief https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2017/09/01/reading-song-of-songs-more-often-in-church/ Article by Jason Lief Topics: Love , Desire , Soul , Song of Songs Source: The Twelve Jason Lief anticipates preaching from Song of Songs and wonders if it speaks a message we desperately need to hear today: we are embodied souls whose experiences in the world matter.

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