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My name is Emily. I was raised charismatic Pentecostal, took a sharp right turn to Calvinism in college and then got married in that dark cavern. Had kids; threw all belief off. Am now drawn to mysticism w healthy dose of skepticism. Love womanist theology but still v new to it. So more in flux now trying to reconstruct. Alongside a spouse who is still fundie. AND we’re raising two kids together. It’s confusing and lonely. Hi.

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Enneagram 9, 1 wing (I think? New to that too). Originally from Western NY; just moved to Pittsburgh. Looking forward to visiting some affirming churches here. But also severely anxious to do so. Holding it all simultaneously and quite shakily. (That’s not a word)

Seriously SO thankful for all the content warnings simply titled “church” at the end of this long weary day. I cherish you all so deep in my bones tonight, my stranger-friends. 🖤

Divine, be with my sister Rachel. Be her breath, be her neurologist, be her nurses, be her wholeness. Help our unbelief as we wait. Be the belief we cannot find. Be the answer we dare not seek.

First prayer I’ve prayed in years, this dark “holy Saturday.”

This holiday is definitely the hardest for me and after 6 years free of literalism I still don’t know why I can’t just embrace the mystery... I feel farthest from “the Christ” on Easter. How do you all view the “resurrection,” without cynicism or dismissal, but also without elevating it to a place higher than I personally can believe? I hate that I’m still attached to this story honestly but I’ve tried and with a Christian spouse and kids that love Jesus too I can’t just leave it behind. Help

I just aaaagonized over this track in GarageBand for like 2hrs to get it down to 2min for my 4th grader’s school talent show and all I have to show for it is this mysterious file. I need to burn it onto a cd bc our school is seriously tech impaired. PLZ HALP

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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?

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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?

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My god is decolonial. My god stands with the oppressed and advocates for the downtrodden. My god sits with the impoverished. My god is a vast and glorious embodiment of love in its most radical forms- intimate with pain and antithetical to hatred.

Whooaa so today was exhausting in ALL the ways. Currently taking solace in Julien Baker and lemon seltzer, + nothing. It’s bleak.

This question is for myself primarily but I have learned that others also share my need of frequent reminders

Parents/guardians: when you post your kids’ photos/quotes/etc to any social media (including here), have they expressed to you their full, enthusiastic consent for you to do so?

Theory: neither heterosexuality NOR homosexuality actually exist within human sexuality. Discuss? If so desired? I’m a 9 so I’m literally incapable of making demands upon others but I’d love to unpack this throughout my day with other minds to help me feel less alone?

Someone here has got to know- which translation of the Bible does Richard Rohr read? Or even, which do *you recommend, to compliment a contemplative practice? I need to replace my (shitty) ESV. I can’t even hold it’s (really quite beautiful red leather) cover in my (determinedly open) hands without immediate (patriarchal, repressed gender identity, limited atonement, literalist) PTSD. Let alone actually open it to read and contemplate. Recommendations?

“Now, you don’t have to believe that, but I find it very helpful.” Richard Rohr, - also the summation of the only type of religion I have space for in my broken-open heart rn 🙏🏻

Rohr on forgiveness as perhaps god’s greatest work: “every time god forgives, god is saying ‘I would rather have a relationship than be right.’” The clarification of god forgiving the world for being imperfect, divine inclusivity being able to include exclusivity... I dunno man I’m starting to think god and I are actually pretty separate after all. So many concepts to hold space for at once... dunno why I’m even typing it in words when clearly it is only understood outside of language

You are a beautiful human being. Yeah, you. May you be at peace today. May you know you are whole.

As I’ve been known to say, I didn’t create offspring... they create me.

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I released a new on science literacty today. I hope people listen, because wow, we need more science literacy these days. asksciencemike.podbean.com/e/e

Just finished Russian Doll season 1 on Netflix and, man. “Life is like a box of timelines.”

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