A Bibliography: The Solidarity of a God Who Also Parents

A local colleague who has noticed my writing asked me to put together a 45-minute class for parents at the church where she was an interim pastor, to start off the Sunday School year. In preparing a take-home sheet for them, I realized that I have a bibiliography almost entirely of my own work. Here is much of my “God, Parenting” repertoire, collected in one spot and hyperlinked! (By the way, 45 minutes is not nearly long enough for the topic, but it’s a start.)

The Solidarity of God Who Also Parents

Julian of Norwich + other mystics as early as 1300’s embraced the metaphor of God as Mother & Father

God named as Father in Scripture- Jeremiah 3:19; Matt 6

God named as Mother in Scripture- Isaiah 42; Matt 23:37

A Laboring Woman” chapter in Wearing God by Lauren Winner (2015)

Recognizing Parents By Their Actions

https://www.livinglutheran.org/2018/05/god-or-mother-both/

https://www.livinglutheran.org/2019/07/good-news-for-parents-not-in-church/

Responding Consistently to Build Attachment: Romans 8:12-25

https://leeannpomrenke.com/2017/07/18/preach-on-us/

Parents are Changed/Transformed Ourselves 

https://www.episcopalcafe.com/god-the-parent/

1. God is/we are emotionally impacted- Ex 32:10 (anger); Luke 19:41; John 11 (grief)

2. Bargaining is part of parenting, and sometimes giving in- Gen 18, Ex 32:14, Mt 15:21-28

3. Our bodies are no longer our own- Is 46:3-4; Isaiah 49:15

4. Present for the mundane – Holy Spirit

If God Is a Deeply-Involved Parent, It Spurs Us to Act in Solidarity

https://sojo.net/articles/3-ways-calling-god-mother-transforms-us

https://www.redletterchristians.org/god-our-parent-would-never-treat-children-like-this/

All publications: https://leeannpomrenke.com/publications-projects/

 

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Author: LAMPomrenke

Wordsmith. Cultivator of family memories. Lutheran pastor.

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