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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. The Insidiousness of Uniformity Article by Theresa Latini https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2013/04/11/the-insidiousness-of-uniformity/ Article by Theresa Latini Topics: Unity , Ordination , Power , Women Source: The Twelve Using women's ordination as an example, this article by Theresa Latini examines some of the structural complications in Church polity that result in perceived uniformity that misses the goal of Christian unity. 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). Divine Hospitality and the Work of Welcome Article by Theresa Latini https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2015/11/05/divine-hospitality-and-the-work-of-welcome/ Article by Theresa Latini Topics: Hospitality , Racism , God's Love Source: The Twelve In this reflection on diversity and hospitality, Theresa Latini says that grounded in God's extravagant love, we are empowered to live more fully into and out of God’s wide welcome. My New Friend, Qoholeth Article by Theresa Latini https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2013/07/04/my-new-friend-qoholeth/ Article by Theresa Latini Topics: Work , Wisdom , Kingdom of God , Rest Source: The Twelve Offering a reflection on the themes in Ecclesiastes, this article by Theresa Latini discusses the liberating wisdom that "life is a gift" and that our contentment lies in work, play, laughter, rest and acceptance. Reflections on Vocation: Unhinging Vocation and Job, Rethinking Work Article by Theresa Latini https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2012/01/19/reflections-on-vocation-part-2-unhinging-vocation-and-job-rethinking-work/ Article by Theresa Latini Topics: Work , Calling/Vocation , Karl Barth , Martin Luther Source: The Twelve Following the work of Barth and Luther, Theresa Latini carefully teases out important distinctions between vocation and work. The two categories may overlap, but for many they do not. The Ambiguities of Authenticity Article by Theresa Latini https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2015/09/24/the-ambiguities-of-authenticity/ Article by Theresa Latini Topics: Culture , Theology , Image of God Source: The Twelve American culture has embraced authenticity as one of its primary virtues. Yet authenticity, properly practiced, has a strong moral code, else it devolves into narcissism. Theresa Latini argues authenticity requires the theological virtue of solidarity. Paterno’s Millstone: A Wake-Up Call for Churches, Communities, Schools Article by Theresa Latini https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2011/11/10/paternos-millstone-a-wake-up-call-for-churches-communities-schools/ Article by Theresa Latini Topics: Church , Violence , Healing Source: The Twelve Originally published after the Penn State abuse scandal broke in 2011, this brief essay by Theresa Latini calls the church to pay attention to the victims and be committed to their healing. French Fries and Shared Creatureliness Article by Theresa Latini https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2013/08/29/french-fries-and-shared-creatureliness/ Article by Theresa Latini Topics: Joy , Gift , Life Source: The Twelve In this personal reflection on the state fair and eating french fries, Theresa Latini reminds us that life is a gift from God with each moment to be enjoyed. Forgetting What God Has Done Article by Theresa Latini https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2014/05/22/when-they-were-satisfied/ Article by Theresa Latini Topics: Pride , Memory , Providence Source: The Twelve This article reflects on Hosea 13:6 where Israel's sin is described as a prideful forgetting of God's providence. The author argues that this passage represents a warning to a culture that "prizes achievement and encourages self-promotion." Graduation Article by Theresa Latini https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2014/06/05/graduation/ Article by Theresa Latini Topics: God's Presence , Change , Fear Source: The Twelve Graduations often challenge our faith. What will the future hold? God answers with one resounding command: “Do not be afraid." The one who holds the future in his hands has your future in his hands too. Rooted and Grounded in Love: Lessons from Church History Article by Theresa Latini https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2013/02/14/rooted-and-grounded-in-love-lessons-from-church-history/ Article by Theresa Latini Topics: God's Love , Wrath of God , Theodicy , Suffering Source: The Twelve Drawing on the teachings of fourteenth-century English anchoress Julian of Norwich, this article by Teresa Latini reflects on Julian's emphasis on God's love in a culture that associated death and destruction with God's wrath. Transforming Church Conflict Article by Theresa Latini https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2013/05/09/transforming-church-conflict-part-2/ Article by Theresa Latini Topics: Truthfulness , Truth , Conflict , Reconciliation Source: The Twelve This article argues for finding the gifts and possibilities in conflicts within the church. One of the criteria for accomplishing this is engaging the conflict with an honesty grounded in our fellowship in Christ. Questions about Redemption: Another Look at Walking Dead Article by Theresa Latini https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2013/12/05/questions-about-redemption-another-look-at-walking-dead/ Article by Theresa Latini Topics: Redemption , Community , God's Will Source: The Twelve Story is a powerful medium for expressing the fullness of God's redemption, even if that story includes zombies. Transforming Church Conflict Practical How-To by Theresa Latini https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2013/06/06/transforming-church-conflict-part-3/ Practical How-To by Theresa Latini Topics: Listening to God , Conflict , Honesty , Prayer Source: The Twelve The practices of Compassionate (Nonviolent) Communication school us in transforming conflict from the inside out by inviting us to be empathetic toward ourselves and for others. Relishing the Repetitions and Rituals of Advent Article by Theresa Latini https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2015/12/03/relishing-the-repetitions-and-rituals-of-advent/ Article by Theresa Latini Topics: Advent , Joy Source: The Twelve This advent reflection and poem encourage us to slow down and invite the rituals and repetitions of Advent to become the fabric of our faith, indeed of our lives. Real Worship Article by Theresa Latini https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2013/01/31/real-worship/ Article by Theresa Latini Topics: Leadership , Worship , Worship Planning Source: The Twelve This reflection on worship talks about the tension between being polished and prepared and being unprepared and chaotic, noting the creatureliness of every aspect of our existence, including our worship. Glimpses of the Cosmic Christ Article by Theresa Latini https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2012/11/08/celebrating-courage-and-care/ Article by Theresa Latini Topics: Family , Courage , Election , Sexuality Source: The Twelve The author writes of seeing glimpses of the Cosmic Christ, as seen in Colossians 1, at work in our world today. Desiring One Another Article by Theresa Latini https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2015/02/26/desiring-one-another-a-prayer-at-the-end-of-black-history-month/ Article by Theresa Latini Topics: Cultures , Diversity , Marginalization Source: The Twelve At the end of Black History Month, this is my prayer: God birth in us a desire to join those who are not like us, that we might gladly participate in this work of God’s love. Deifying Rape Article by Theresa Latini https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2012/05/10/deifying-rape/ Article by Theresa Latini Topics: Love , Sexuality , Election , God's Love Source: The Twelve Pastors must take care introducing a sexual undertone - or overtone - to God's love for humanity. Here is an example of a sermon that went far past acceptable showing how smaller transgressions can be traumatizing.