Any people here? We have a discussion group at The Pub on King.
“A good local pub has much in common with a church, except that a pub is warmer, and there's more conversation.” William Blake

My daughter and her husband started a podcast. They interviewed friends of ours who were fired from our church and this is their story. It has created a bit of a stir.

Wooow!! I just watched the animated movie Small Foot. Please tell me you’ve seen it. It’s gold! It touches on so many issues. My whole deconstruction experience at church portrayed in an animated movie. Best thing ever. And my grand daughter loved it.

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My special needs daughter is joining me at work today; no school because of teacher meetings. She's watching random videos on Youtube; I've heard the Gummy Bear song six times since 9:00 this morning. She has also colored a picture of Vampirina for me, eaten a SP's Day donut with icing and green sprinkles, and keeps asking how much longer until we go home.

I am truly a blessed dad.

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Weed stuff 

@Ralf @lindseybell You’d have a hard time making a conclusive case in the data that cannabis usage correlates to using more dangerous drugs. It seems the the “openness to new experiences” personality trait, expecially combined with poor behavioral modeling or social support is the primary driver for people using drugs like cocaine and heroine.

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Wow. This is... really good! ---> "My Escape From The Evangelical Cult In Which I Was Raised Began At The Library" via Bustle:

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If you all haven't stumbled across Nomad Podcast yet, then you've got a lot of catching up to do. I always called them The Liturgists of the UK, except they've been around for a hot minute. I actually started listening before the Liturgists were a thing and they were very influential in my early stages of deconstruction.

Their most recent episode is a fantastic conversation with Janet Williams about her recent book on Apophatic Mysticism.

Episode details here:

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'You cannot be angry and be a mystic'

Keeps running through my head. (I think Richard Rohr said it on one of the podcasts. Can't remember which because I'm listening to so many of them and all out of order.) Man, I've got so much work to do!

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Hi - I'm Rebekah and I'm having a lot of self-doubt about starting a new social media account. I'm found the liturgists after reading Lisa Gungor's book. I sometimes go to an Episcopalian church which I like because no one is ever angry there (I was raised super baptist. Pastor's kid. Missionary kid. Bible College). Super curious if there are other Cedarville University people here. I'm a therapist and work with homeless folks/ folks with addictions.

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@Noah I think labels can be really destructive, if used exclusively, and with a lot of assumptions attached. But labels can also be used in a good way. Labels help us understand ourselves and each other on a basic level, and find likeminded people.

Perhaps labels are to hashtags as people are to posts. Hashtags are very helpful, but a post is never merely the sum of its hashtags.

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First toot.
As a former worship leader and currently deconstructing parent I have been so proud of my 9 year old daughter belting out the song “zombie “ by the cranberries and getting to have conversations why And how people protest. She has been singing it with conviction and passion. This is encouraging because she is transferring a passion through song to social issues that was once only directed through mainstream worship music. Can Any other parents out there relate?

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feels strange to be stepping back in to learn a new communication platform - but mike is a good salesperson so here I am - trying another new thing

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- I’ve felt like a round peg in a square hole at church for several years now—desperate for judgment free zones & safe spaces. It’s only recently I’ve heard the word “deconstructing” to give voice to what’s been going on with me.
- I’m a mom to two teen girls—one of which has dyscalculia and mental health struggles
- I am tired, but hopeful. And on the hunt for digital & physical places where I can curl up and just be while I heal, learn, and change.

Has anyone read or heard about Andy Stanley’s book Irresistible? I suppose it’s a step in the right direction away from evangelicalism but I can’t help but feel he’s just reworded the same evangelical teaching in order to win back deconstructionists. Am I being cynical?

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I finally signed up for this social media platform to talk about how beautiful this Gungor tour is. I experienced the ATL show, and it was absolutely amazing. I got to sing some old evangelical songs while drinking PBR. I was able to meet Prop, Lisa, and Vishnu all within 15 minutes. I cried, I laughed, and I found myself in a place of solitude. I haven’t felt such spiritual ecstasy with music in a while. I’m super greatful for this group of Liturgists and the love that the founder put into this

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“I have never been separate from God, nor can I be, except in my mind. I would love for you to bring this realization to loving consciousness! In fact, why not stop reading now and just breathe and let it sink in? It is crucial that you know this experientially and at a cellular level—which is, in fact, a real way of knowing just as much as rational knowing.”

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Richard Rohr's Daily Meditation

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Hey! I was originally on facebook for years and in the facebook group. As well as the Clergy group. Had to leave for my own health, but wanted to stay connected with you guys. So, here I am!!

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