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Love. The Hardest Job Ever. Article by Jes Kast https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2013/01/09/love-the-hardest-job-ever/ Article by Jes Kast Topics: Love , Mercy , Justice Source: The Twelve Jes Kast reflects on the difficult task of loving others, reminding us that the kind of love God asks us to show is not for the faint of heart. Who is Mary? Sermon Starter/Outline by Jes Kast https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2014/12/24/who-is-mary/ Sermon Starter/Outline by Jes Kast Topics: Mary , Advent , Discipleship Source: The Twelve Jes Kast helps us to think about how we should relate to Mary. In the gospel of Luke, Mary becomes the model for Christian discipleship who all people, men and women alike, should emulate. Living Theology Article by Jes Kast https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2014/01/08/living-theology/ Article by Jes Kast Topics: Grace , Liturgy , Reformed Churches , Word of God Source: The Twelve In this reflection about the Reformed liturgy, Jes Kast says its brilliance is the rhythm of confession, assurance, peace of Christ, revelation of the Word, and embracing that Word in new ways in everyday living. Blessed and Highly Favored Article by Jes Kast https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2013/12/11/blessed-and-highly-favored/ Article by Jes Kast Topics: Blessing , Mary , Hospitality , Gratitude Source: The Twelve Reflecting on the meaning of being "blessed and highly favored," this article by Jes Kast on Luke 1:26-55 considers the blessings of being friends with God and of providing hospitality, and acts of thankfulness toward God.... Learning to be Christian through Interfaith Friendships. Article by Jes Kast https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2012/10/17/learning-to-be-christian-through-interfaith-friendships/ Article by Jes Kast Topics: Fear , Prayer , Friendship , Women Source: The Twelve In a time rocked by fear, Jes Kast tells a story of reaching out to Muslims to learn about them, from them. The experience deepened her Christian faith, and gathered her two new friends. Lost in the Cloud Sermon (Complete) by Jes Kast https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2013/02/06/lost-in-the-cloud/ Sermon (Complete) by Jes Kast Topics: Transfiguration , God's Presence , Listening to God , Trust Source: The Twelve Reflecting on the transfiguration cloud in Luke 9:28-36, this sermon and poem by Jes Kast considers what it means to listen to God when we lose sight of our bearings in life. Living Water Article by Jes Kast https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2017/03/22/the-woman-at-the-well-and-my-problems-with-how-we-understand-jesus/ Article by Jes Kast Topics: Grace , Jesus , Women , Baptism Source: The Twelve Jes Kast reflects on the Woman at the Well story from John 4, commenting honestly about her problems with it and her interpretation of the story as, ultimately, being about the living water of baptism in... Mary the Silence Breaker Article by Jes Kast https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2017/12/06/mary-the-silence-breaker/ Article by Jes Kast Topics: Advent , Women , Mary Source: The Twelve Jes Kast reflects on the role of Mary and the Magnificat during the Advent season. Mary was a bold and courageous woman who allowed her obedience to God to transform the world. Experiencing Epiphany Article by Jes Kast https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2015/01/06/experiencing-epiphany/ Article by Jes Kast Topics: Epiphany , Women , Worship , Light Source: The Twelve Jes Kast ponders how celebrating Epiphany more intentionally might help churches to wonder more frequently and deeply. This blog post also includes two contemporary paintings and a poem to inspire worship leaders. The Living Relationship with Scripture Article by Jes Kast https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2017/05/17/the-living-relationship-with-scripture/ Article by Jes Kast Topics: Preaching , Scripture , Scripture Reading , Gospel Source: The Twelve Jes Kast offers a moving reflection on her ever-unfolding relationship with scripture, reminding her readers to have a living relationship with a living text positively bursting with good news. Will I Lose My Dignity? Article by Jes Kast https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2012/05/30/will-i-lose-my-dignity/ Article by Jes Kast Topics: Justice , Homelessness , Compassion Source: The Twelve Jes Kast reflects on the systemic problem of homelessness in New York City as an issue of justice and compassion for the people of God. Bless Article by Jes Kast https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2017/06/28/bless/ Article by Jes Kast Topics: Blessing , Church , God , Hope Source: The Twelve Jes Kast reflects on blessings, from Matthew 5 and Numbers 6, and the comfort and hope God's blessings bring to us. The Hermeneutic of Love Commentary/Exegesis by Jes Kast https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2012/05/02/the-hermeneutic-of-love/ Commentary/Exegesis by Jes Kast Topics: Love , Incarnation , Scripture , God's Love Source: The Twelve Jes Kast reflects on the meaning of love in John 3:16 and 1 Corinthians 13, and makes a case for love as "the window...to read the Bible through." Let There be Light Sermon Illustration by Jes Kast https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2012/12/26/let-there-be-light/ Sermon Illustration by Jes Kast Topics: Christmas , Hope , Light , Darkness Source: The Twelve Jes Kast offers a moving meditation on John 1:5, reminding us that as long as there is one flickering candle, there is hope. The light will not be overcome. Easter Tension Sermon Starter/Outline by Jes Kast https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2015/04/15/easter-tension/ Sermon Starter/Outline by Jes Kast Topics: Easter , Hope , Habakkuk , Lament Source: The Twelve Jes Kast reflects on Habakkuk 1:2-4 in response to awareness of injustice. She introduces poems by nayyirah waheed and Jan Richardson in holding the tension between lament and hope at Easter time. They’ve got a way with words Poetry by Jes Kast https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2014/11/12/theyve-got-a-way-with-words/ Poetry by Jes Kast Topics: Faith , Doubt , Prayer , Preaching Source: The Twelve Jes Kast introduces two poems by Christian Wiman: "Prayer" and "The Preacher Addresses the Seminarian." Wiman "hangs out in the topics of doubt and faith." Halloween: The Edge of Glory? Sermon Illustration by Jes Kast https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2011/11/03/halloween-the-edge-of-glory/ Sermon Illustration by Jes Kast Topics: Glory , Kingdom of God , Creativity Source: The Twelve Jes Kast professes her love for Halloween, a holiday which inspires the kind of imagination necessary for living in the already/not yet tension of the kingdom of God. God Can’t Breathe Article by Jes Kast https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2014/12/10/god-cant-breathe/ Article by Jes Kast Topics: God , Justice Source: The Twelve Jes Kast reflects on contemporary Christian music, breathing as a sign of humanity, and the tragic death of Eric Garner. Freedom in Dust Article by Jes Kast https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2015/02/18/freedom-in-dust/ Article by Jes Kast Topics: Death , Ash Wednesday , Freedom , Fear Source: The Twelve Jes Kast reflects on the terrifying honesty of Ash Wednesday and its reminder of our impending death. Sometimes the ritual itself holds our faith when our intellectual doubts and fears can’t be quieted. Leading up to Holy Triduum Sermon Starter/Outline by Jes Kast https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2015/04/01/leading-up-to-holy-triduum/ Sermon Starter/Outline by Jes Kast Topics: Jesus , Anger Source: The Twelve Jes Kast's reflection on Mark 11 notes the authentic humanity of Jesus as he experiences hunger and anger during Holy Week.