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A Prayer for a Quirky New Year: Happy 2014!

By Jennifer Schwarz | January 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Harvest of Quirkiness (CLICK HERE for HD version on VIMEO) Gracious God, how can creation sing your praises, except with the red wings of blackbirds flashing across blue sky, and the croak and splash of frogs playing hide-and-seek in the ponds? How can the firmament proclaim your handiwork, except in the wagging tail of…

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Jesus Didn’t Give a Rip about Heaven

By Jennifer Schwarz | December 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

There’s no small amount of confusion around the notion of heaven and the Kingdom of God. Much of it probably derives from the Gospel of Matthew. Matthew writes to a Jewish audience for whom the word “God” is unutterable, so he changes “Kingdom of God” to “Kingdom of Heaven.” In the Gospels according to Mark…

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Oy Vey Maria! The Virgin Birth as Mistake, Marketing, and Major Distraction

By Jennifer Schwarz | December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Living the Questions’ co-author, David Felten, is on Huffington Post with a blogpost for Christmas. Check it out by clicking HERE or on the “Mary & Jesus” graphic. __________________________ “There really is something about Mary. Catholics aren’t the only ones who harbor a measure of devotion to Jesus’ mother that can sometimes border on the…

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50% off Christmas Sale!

By Jennifer Schwarz | December 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

In celebration of Christmas,  purchase any LtQ curriculum edition today or tomorrow (12.10.13 & 12.11.13)  and get 50% off! To place your order, simply go to our LtQ website, log in to your member account, and add the curriculum edition program(s) to your shopping cart. Then enter coupon code C5CE into the coupon code field on…

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Painting the Stars: Science, Religion, & an Evolving Faith

By Jennifer Schwarz | December 6, 2013 | 2 Comments

The first reviews are in and Living the Questions’ new Painting the Stars series is receiving kudos as the new catalyst for dynamic and liberating conversations  about the communion of science and faith — all around the world. Featuring over a dozen leading theologians and progressive thinkers, the seven-session program explores the promise of evolutionary Christian spirituality…

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Ken Columbus?

By Jennifer Schwarz | October 14, 2013 | 1 Comment

It’s Still About Conquest About the best we can say of Christopher Columbus anymore is that he was a cheapskate. On his 1492 voyage, he promised a reward to whoever spotted land first. Hooray for sailor Rodrigo de Triana, right? Nope. Columbus claimed he had seen a “glow” the night before and gave the reward…

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God is Dying

By Jennifer Schwarz | September 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

“God Will Not Be God Without Us.  When anybody in this world is hurt, God is hurt. When anybody in this world gets their lives twisted and out of joint, that radically affects the reality of God. When a culture is bombed and civilizations are dying, God is being bombed, and in human terms, dying.”…

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ONE DAY LtQ FLASH SALE: 50% OFF ALL DVD PROGRAMS!

By Jennifer Schwarz | September 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

This kind of thing doesn’t happen every day (or even every YEAR!), so don’t miss your chance to snag that LtQ program you’ve been meaning to roll out in your church or study group! ONE DAY ONLY: Wednesday, Sept. 4th, 2013  “I’ve lead most of the LTQ courses. Each time people are energized by learning…

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Crossan on Structural Injustice – be it Vineyard OR Fast Food Workers

By Jennifer Schwarz | September 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

As fast food workers strike across the U.S., the idea of structural injustice takes center stage:  low-wage fast food workers are pitted against owners who feel confident that if their current employees are unhappy, there are plenty of other people who are desperate enough to take the non-living wages they offer without complaint.  Jesus had…

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Chlorophyl as Religious Experience

By Jennifer Schwarz | August 31, 2013 | 2 Comments

“I remember as a child first learning about photosynthesis. That was truly one of the biggest ‘Aha’ moments I have ever experienced. To realize that plants have these amazing chlorophyl molecules that are somehow able to transform the energy of sunlight into food…to realize that all the oxygen we breathe on our planet is created…

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