Called into motion

Called into motion

Praise the LORD! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty firmament! Praise him for his might deeds; praise him according to his surpassing greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe!...
“Your power-with exceeds all power-over.”

“Your power-with exceeds all power-over.”

“Your power-with exceeds all power-over.” This is one line from the interpretation of the Lord’s Prayer by enfleshed* that we prayed together on Sunday. The line has stayed with me for days. It affirms that God’s power is not one meant to overpower us but to accompany...
Action for Oak Flat

Action for Oak Flat

On Monday, July 18, the Apache Stronghold held a forum to update the Tucson community on the fight to save Oak Flat. Dr. Wendsler Nosie Sr. and other speakers shared stories illustrating the importance of this fight not only for the Apache people but for all, as the...
The weeds and the wheat

The weeds and the wheat

A recent reflection by a colleague turned my attention to Matthew 13:24-30. I was grateful for the reminder of this wonderfully thought-provoking parable because it captures much of how I’ve been perceiving and experiencing the world. The parable of the weeds and the...
Update on Oak Flat

Update on Oak Flat

The update is lamentable. On June 24, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the copper mine can proceed on the land even though a lawsuit filed by Apache Stronghold is pending. Spokesperson for the Apache Stronghold, Dr. Wendsler Nosie, Sr., stated that the...
One Fun Thing

One Fun Thing

“I know that there is nothing better for them than to be happy and enjoy themselves as long as they live; moreover, it is God’s gift that all should eat and drink and take pleasure in all their toil.” Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 “There is a vanity that takes place on earth,...
Pride!

Pride!

First Christian Church Tucson is an open and affirming church.  In our quest to become the Beloved Community, it is important for us not only to welcome one another as God’s beloved children, but to respect and incorporate the identity language used by those in our...