Author Archives: HAT

About HAT

Heather Thiessen (HAT) is a happily married 60-ish, Bible-reading, Presbyterian Church Sunday School teaching and choir singing, small fuel efficient car driving, still pretty much 2nd wave feminist and generally out lesbian Hoosier mom. (There are no monochrome states.) From time to time she teaches religious studies to students at a small liberal arts college in Louisville, Kentucky.

Shabbat shalom

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Thinking about forgiveness this morning – why? Because we practiced “Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive” at choir practice on Wednesday? Because of trying to finish The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible for book group? For whatever … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, April 30 is John 10:1-15. This is the text (NRSV): “Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief … Continue reading

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“Lux umbra dei”

Going through the mail that has been piling up for the past several weeks; skimmed through a publisher’s catalog (Paulist Press), and ran across the description of Home by Another Route: A Journal of Art, Music and Faith, by Charles Scribner, … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Easter

[A sermon on the Uniform Series texts for April 23, 2017: Romans 5:6-11 & Romans 8:31-39] “God has it in for me.” Who has ever heard someone say that – or maybe even said it ourselves, at least half in … Continue reading

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Shabbat shalom

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Thoughts on “separation from love”

Here’s an additional thought on what, upon reflection, is a peculiar statement in Paul’s letter to the Romans: “Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or … Continue reading

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