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Gethsemane’s Reversal of Eden Commentary/Exegesis by Theresa Latini https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2013/03/28/gethsemanes-reversal-of-eden/ Commentary/Exegesis by Theresa Latini Topics: Sin , Temptation , Disciple Source: The Twelve In this commentary for Maundy Thursday, Theresa Latini describes several contrasts between the experience of Jesus in Gethsemane (Mark 14:32-50) and that of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:1-6). Welcoming Life in the New Year Article by Theresa Latini https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2015/12/31/welcoming-life-in-the-new-year/ Article by Theresa Latini Topics: Death , Resurrection , Psychology , Sorrow Source: The Twelve Theresa Latini explores the psychology of healing and mourning and the Christian life: there is no resurrection without the cross, no life without death in our existence or that of Emmanuel, God-with-us. The Problem with Pointing the Finger Sermon Illustration by Theresa Latini https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2015/03/12/the-problem-with-pointing-the-finger/ Sermon Illustration by Theresa Latini Topics: Racism , Discrimination , Judgmentalism Source: The Twelve Theresa Latini warns against pointing fingers because whenever a system chooses to identify one of its members as the source of its pain, the other people in the system get off the hook. Freedom and Confinement in the Architecture of Theology Article by Theresa Latini https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2015/07/16/freedom-and-confinement-in-the-architecture-of-theology/ Article by Theresa Latini Topics: Education , Freedom , Karl Barth , Gender Source: The Twelve Theresa Latini offers a poignant word on the difficulty and necessity of reading divergent theological voices graciously, particularly on the subjects of race and gender. Top 10 Signs that You’re a Mother of a Newborn Article by Theresa Latini https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2014/07/31/top-10-signs-that-youre-a-mother-of-a-newborn/ Article by Theresa Latini Topics: Life , Parenting , Birth Source: The Twelve Theresa Latini gives us a glimpse into the joys and challenges of raising a newborn, while reflecting on the God who also looks after His children. The Problem with Certitude Article by Theresa Latini https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2012/03/15/the-problem-with-certitude/ Article by Theresa Latini Topics: Faith , Doubt , Holy Spirit Source: The Twelve Theresa Latini discusses Cynthia Crysdale's book Embracing Travail, which explores the dangerous nature of certitude, an idea which has the potential to shut us off to the activity of Holy Spirit. Reflections on Vocation: Is it a Meaningless Theological Construct? Article by Theresa Latini https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2012/01/05/reflections-on-vocation-part-1-is-it-a-meaningless-theological-construct/ Article by Theresa Latini Topics: Work , Vocation , Laity , Calling Source: The Twelve Theresa Latini examines some recent data on the topic of vocation, arguing that the huge disconnect many people have with the term means it's time to rethink our use of it. Waiting for Transformation Sermon (Complete) by Theresa Latini https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2012/03/29/into-the-darkness-waiting-for-transformation/ Sermon (Complete) by Theresa Latini Topics: Jesus , Faith , Salvation Source: The Twelve In her sermon on John 3:1-17, Theresa Latini discusses the context of John 3:16 and explains how the story of Nicodemus heightens the mystery of salvation and the complexity of faith. Starting the Academic Year with James Article by Theresa Latini https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2013/09/12/starting-the-academic-year-with-james/ Article by Theresa Latini Topics: Healing , Ministry , Tongues , Wisdom Source: The Twelve Looking at James 3, Theresa Latini shows us how our speech can curse and destroy in everyday life. Dressing Like a Christian Sermon Illustration by Theresa Latini https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2015/05/21/dressing-like-a-christian/ Sermon Illustration by Theresa Latini Topics: Baptism , Wedding , Love , Kindness Source: The Twelve In her blog post, Theresa Latini invites readers to dress like a Christian, to put on the clothing of love. Waiting and Working in Advent: For Freddie Gray Article by Theresa Latini https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2015/12/17/waiting-and-working-in-advent-for-freddie-gray/ Article by Theresa Latini Topics: Advent , Justice , Work of Jesus Christ , Hope Source: The Twelve Reflecting on Advent as a season of waiting, this article by Theresa Latini describes our longing for peace, justice and shalom as we participate in God's work of reconciliation and pray the words of Psalm 5. No More Resolutions, Just Promises Article by Theresa Latini https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2015/01/01/no-more-resolutions-just-promises/ Article by Theresa Latini Topics: Promises , New Year's Day , Promises of God, The Source: The Twelve In this New Year's reflection, Theresa Latini explains that she doesn't makes resolutions; there is no promise and no actor bigger than us. Instead, remember God’s promises to us, to all humanity, to all creation. “Please, Don’t Pray For Me” Article by Theresa Latini https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2015/04/23/please-dont-pray-for-me/ Article by Theresa Latini Topics: Prayer , Care , Relationship Source: The Twelve Providing advice on pastoral care prayer for times of grief or crisis, this article by Theresa Latini explains how to offer prayer as a communion between God and each other in a way that builds relationship. Remembering Holy Week: Annihilation into Reconciliation Article by Theresa Latini https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2015/03/26/remembering-holy-week/ Article by Theresa Latini Topics: Death , Suffering , Maundy Thursday , Life Source: The Twelve Reflecting on Holy Week, this article by Theresa Latini discusses how God transforms Jesus' suffering and death into wholeness and life. Latini explains that through oppression and annihilation we can have communion with God and life.... God’s Coming, Not My Waiting Sermon Starter/Outline by Theresa Latini https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2013/12/19/gods-coming-not-my-waiting/ Sermon Starter/Outline by Theresa Latini Topics: Advent , Waiting , Joseph , Mary Source: The Twelve Reflecting on the situation of Joseph and Mary in Matthew 1:18-25, and her own hectic Advent season, Theresa Latini observes that "God arrives in the ordinary messiness of human life. . . . at God’s own... Another Devastating Flood Commentary/Exegesis by Theresa Latini https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2012/08/30/another-devastating-flood/ Commentary/Exegesis by Theresa Latini Topics: Suffering , God's Presence Source: The Twelve In the midst of the real and metaphorical storms of our lives, Theresa Latini reminds us that we are present with those who suffer, just as God is with us and for us. On blogging, prayer, and blogging about prayer Article by Theresa Latini https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2015/06/04/on-blogging-prayer-and-blogging-about-prayer/ Article by Theresa Latini Topics: Prayer , Persons , Prayerfulness Source: The Twelve In this reflection about prayer, Theresa Latini suggests that prayer is a discipline to be undertaken with great care and attention to the humanity of those seeking it. The Three G’s of Thanksgiving Article by Theresa Latini https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2015/11/26/the-three-gs-of-thanksgiving/ Article by Theresa Latini Topics: Grace , Gratitude , Grief , Thanksgiving Source: The Twelve In this Thanksgiving Day reflection, Theresa Latini commends three G's of thanksgiving: grace, gratitude, and grief. Gratitude is the human response to God’s grace, but so is grieving during this time between the times. "Jesus is the Answer" is not the Answer Article by Theresa Latini https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2013/08/15/jesus-is-the-answer-is-not-the-answer/ Article by Theresa Latini Topics: Jesus , Pastor , Love , Comfort Source: The Twelve What does "Jesus is the answer" really mean? Is it enough to speak these words in response to any and every problem? Theresa Latini reflects on these questions in this thoughtful article. Reflections on Vocation: The Communion-Creating Work of Love Article by Theresa Latini https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2012/02/02/reflections-on-vocation-part-3-the-communion-creating-work-of-love/ Article by Theresa Latini Topics: Love , Work , Church , God's Love Source: The Twelve Following Karl Barth, Theresa Latini argues that talk about vocation must begin with love. Love is at the heart of God's work and therefore at the heart of what God calls disciples to do.