@Thevoicedcarpentr I stay because everything belongs. I stay because someone has to love the beautiful, dark, tortured, twisted souls. Someone has to speak life into death. Someone has to speak light into darkness.
So I’m often conflicted about my faith community. Part of me wants to run out screaming “Fire!!!” The other wants to pull burning victims out and assist them to the help they need.
How are these communities going to change if i abandon them?
If I leave who will love them?
But how can I stay in a room while some talks about how Jesus is a pagan sacrifice to appease the justice of God?
If you want to learn the piano, you have to do your scales.
To me, the Old Testament is practicing scales, then Jesus shows up and says "I want to dance, play me a song." And the religious folks respond with scales.
"No! Not scales! I mean music from the heart I gave you," Says Jesus.
Then someone bangs out a tune and is called a heretic and unbeliever by the religious scale-players.
I've learned my scales, thank you very much. I want to make music and see Jesus dance.
@Thevoicedcarpentr thank you everyone. I didn’t really expect such an outpouring of helpfulness ;) I’m excited about the potential of this community!
I’m an almost 38 y/o in northern Alberta. I am a BA student at Alberta Bible college. I’ve been listening to Science Mike and the Liturgists since FGITW came out. Working on my deconstruction/reconstruction while attempting to maintain my lay leadership in our local (more liberal) church. Have one foster/kinship child in care with us.
I also am a journeyman cabinetmaker running my own business. So not a lot of down time lol.
Ex-Reformed deconstructing/reconstructing non-vangelical. Working on BA in leadership and ministry at ABC which has been supportive of deconstruction
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