spiritual warfare (~) 

So I'm going to Jackson, Mississippi tomorrow. (The youth group I work for is doing a service/learning trip to engage in racial reconciliation and social justice education.)

I've never been to the South.
Any advice for me as a POC and a mystic Christian?

I presume everyone will be very nice, but I thought I'd ask in case anyone has any words to offer.

Three black transwomen were murdered this weekend. The life expectancy for a black transwoman in the USA is 31. I urge you to seek out ways to stand up for black transwomen in ways that are bigger and better and costlier and more human than posts like this on social media. :trans_heart:

To insist on a spiritual practice that served you in the past is to carry the raft on your back after you have crossed the river.

Advice for breaking up with church 

Hello! New to this platform. I would love to connect with those headed to the Portland Tabs and Wafers! Possibly start a little community for those in the area?

An inquiry for you scholars and philosophers -

Jesus and Paul both existed in a context greatly influenced by both Greek and Jewish philosophy. I'm curious if anyone has pointers or sources to which philosophers or philosophies can be seen in Jesus' or Paul's teachings (which certainly vary in many ways).

I'm interested for people to weigh in!

I didn't have a chance to listen to the meditation at the end of the audiobook, so I set a reminder with Google Assistant... Vish News needs to be a thing. @vishnu

Reconstruction 

Why do people say "There's a first time for everything."? Everything is pretty big...

To any other classical or biblical scholars out there: how would you re-translate διακρίνω?

It's often rendered "to doubt" in NT, but as it doesn't really have this meaning anywhere outside the Bible in contemporary or prior uses, I'm beginning to doubt *hah* that this was ever its intended meaning even in the Bible.

I've been playing around with "determine", "decide", "distinguish", "divide", "over-analyze"...

Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?

Rewriting the story - a tribute to Richard Rohr's Universal Christ 

Hey everybody so instagram deleted Jamie Lee Finch’s account bc she was reported so much for sharing the cover of her new book, which features the body of a woman (GASP). Nipples not even exposed (regardless of that bullshit policy). If you’re on other social media would you join me in raising a damn stink to IG about this instafuckery?

religion 

Coworker: hey look at this article about exercise and mortality

Me: 1. Who wrote this shit...

@mike Hey Mike! I've heard you reference a study a few times that suggests that people with an increased amount of "psilocybin-like neurotransmitter" view the world through a more magical lens. I find this fascinating because I've always struggled to feel any magic / spirituality, and it makes sense that my brain might be wired differently. So: 1) any chance you could link me to the study? and: 2) is this psilocybin-like neurotransmitter serotonin, or something more exotic?

Mainline dogmatism 

Mainline dogmatism 

My deep thanks and love to all of you who were so encouraging when I tooted my imminent proposal! We had a long and sometimes hurt-filled journey till this point (particularly, the loss of certain friendships and conflict with family members) - so it's wonderful to find so much wholesome support and love here.

We're now engaged! ❤️

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