A great episode of one of my favorite podcasts. Cool hearing it from a perspective outside of the deconstruction/reconstruction/exvangelical circles.
“When I think I see a Buddhist worshipping a statue, I yield to the Buddhist when he tells me he is not worshipping the Buddha but honoring the Buddha’s example. When I think I see a Muslim woman constrained by her headscarf, I listen when she tells me how she fought to wear it against her family’s wishes. As natural as it may be to try to translate everything into my own religious language, I miss a lot when I persist in reducing everything to my own frame of reference.”
A must read. #religion
I’m just through part one of the latest The Liturgists ep but man this quote:
“Divine perfection is precisely the ability to include imperfection and that’s God’s prerogative. But what we have usually operated out of is the human notion of perfection which is almost always the exclusion of seeming imperfection.”
- Fr Richard Rohr
For those who are fans/readers of Austin Channing Brown -- she is launching a Kickstarter next week for a web talk show with the goal of asking the hard questions about racial justice through conversation with intellectuals, artists, writers, and activists.
Stay updated: https://www.tnqshow.com/
Charting income inequality in America. Consider people up in arms about being taxed marginally on a small portion of their fortune. Trigger warning that the chart in the video because it is STAGGERING.
I wish I could post a transcript from my pastor’s message this morning but the topic was how the church in Acts begins as not only an inclusive one but an integrated one with regards to sexuality and gender identification.
He addressed the LGBTQA+ members of the congregation & explained how they aren’t an “issue” the Church is deciding on but people impacted by those decisions. He assured, regardless of what the Church decides, that this place will always be a place where they are integrated.
Great Sunday morning!
“The way you choose to treat each others is the God you have chosen to worship/believe in.”
Also some cool ways I thought of to do life with people experiencing homelessness:
- Sharing a meal
- Donate clothing directly to them
- Use freelance money to bless them directly
- 10% of groceries (off the top) goes to a homeless person
Have a great day!
“Many seemingly progressive churches seem so only because they are young. Their theology is actually fairly conservative, but it dresses up in leather leggings and cool hats. When it comes time to dig beneath the surface, what you’ll find isn’t all bad, but it isn’t much more forward-thinking than the churches our parents grew up in. It just looks a little cooler.”
Season 5 of #TheLiturgists Podcast kicks off today with a new series on Buddhism. http://www.theliturgists.com/podcast/2019/2/7/buddhist-part-1
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