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#PCUSA Overture for #lbgqt

If the issue is hurt feelings of some that we work with vs. lives on the line for a marginalized people, I know where I stand. Its with justice. Continue reading

Reclaiming #mysticism, #prophets & #christianity in Grounded

You probably haven’t noticed this, but prophets are often outside the fold of the norm in scripture. Whether its Elisha, Elijah or Jesus himself it is difficult for those who stand outside of religion and claim a relationship with God to fit. This is, no doubt, because humans long for “normatives” we long for a … Continue reading

#hopewins #notafraid #diwali Practicing Humanity & Defeating #Terrorism

Because those are hope building practices, and this is how to defeat evil. This is how #hopewins, this is how we defeat #terrorism, not with weapons or policies, but with the refusal to live a life of fear. Continue reading

Loneliness & Church

Churches feel like lonely places. It is clear to me that one of the reasons that big churches do so well is because they don’t feel lonely, at least not immediately •I have no doubt there are many reasons to explore about why churches are having trouble…therefore I am only tackling this one But walking … Continue reading

Big Things and Little Things

For when things seem too big, help us to remember the importance of little things we pray

Light in the Darkness #prayforSPUC

Prayers for Seattle and Canada– Remember, Jesus is the light that shines in the deepest darkness Response to Violence Expecto Patronum to protect all those in danger today we pray

“To read widely…

“To read widely, and often, is thus to hope to be changed, to still believe that change is possible. It is never, ever a waste of time. Be it an essay or short story or novel or article, a good read never goes unanswered because a good read opens up a world that requires our … Continue reading

#faith #belief #doubt #doubting Thomas #SBNR

#faith #belief #doubt #doubting Thomas #SBNR Thoughts on Faith and Belief

All organizing …

All organizing is science fiction. What does a world without poverty look like? What does a world without prisons look like? What does a world with everyone having enough food and clothing look like? We don’t know. It’s science fiction, and it is as foreign to us as the Klingon homeworld (which is called Q’onos … Continue reading

Millennials, Fantasy & Faith (and why does Katy keep putting them together)

Here is an article about our continued consideration of the “God is dead” question… “Was Nietzsche right in thinking that God is dead? Is it truly the case that—as the German sociologist Max Weber, who was strongly influenced by Nietzsche, believed—the modern world has lost the capacity for myth and mystery as a result of … Continue reading

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