@BenjaminParker ah, the things we do when we are young and in love 😐
@BenjaminParker yeesh. Good luck with that one mate, I feel you (similarly worried about job security due to stuff I post on FB).
Rant, editing evangelical book, Calvinism
I think I've figured out why editing this book bothers me so much. It is axiomatically premised on the Calvinist creed that humanity is irreparably broken and sinful, and it is only by the grace of God that we have any value.
I held that view for most of my life until I started deconstructing.
Now it's abhorrent to me, and every time I read anything based on that perspective I die a little bit inside.
Ugh. Just ugh.
Sorry for the rant, but ugh. 🤢
@BenjaminParker hah 😂
I've created show tracks with the voice over on the wrong channel before, but never a click. That's rough man 😂
@mattwiebe @sven I'm so glad I'm not the only one who feels this way. Even if it is just a reference, I don't want to have to dig through the endnotes to find the correct number of the correct chapter while keeping my place.
The only time I'd consider endnotes a saving grace is when a majority of the references are gloriously elaborate parenthetical digressions. Try fitting two of those on a page and you're basically reading two lines of text and the footnotes. Which can get distracting.
@bduncan also, I want to honour the spirit of your request. It's one thing looking for a deeper understanding of something you don't believe so you can tear it down. It's quite another putting in that effort to find solidarity.
Huge thumbs up mate 👍
@bduncan this might be a little tangential to what you're actually looking for, but The Case For Christ (Lee Strobel) is one of *the* go-to books for Evangelical apologetics.
Also, maybe it's just his god-tier command of prose, but I've always found that C S Lewis articulates Christianity quite beautifully.
@LiveYourValues I don't have any answers because I'm going through a similar thing myself, only I'm the one in the community that is supporting me financially but moving further and further away from the values I'm coming to hold as critical (or I'm moving further away; at any rate, we're diverging fast).
So strength for the road ahead. And listen to the weariness in your soul and find ways to soothe it. Until you're able to move, that's probably the best way to start staying sane.
@JessieGinger sounds like Dunning-Kruger to me. Sorry about your fed-upness, that must be really frustrating to deal with.
Irony, magic zoo boat
@AlexTheGirl oh yes, and they most definitely need to be touring with Abraham's Bosom 😂
@riayngrey yep. My dream house has a fully kitted out studio (and a legit cuppachino machine to power me through the long sessions 😁)
@craigkommon woohoooo! I've been the only Saffer that I know of on here since I joined 😁
I work in Stellenbosch on Sundays but live in the garden route.
You in Cape Town proper?
Ma 3 poochies. The radar-eared one is a staffy X something (rat, we suspect), the handsome collared one is a proper staffy and the gorgeous beast we call the golden fluff (because she's part something golden, part something silky and equal parts loving, eccentric and terrified of everything)
Only the staffy isn't a rescue 😊
(I literally spent an hour trying to find a better pic that would post. Because the photos I take are too big or too awesome or something 😑)
straight Christian males and the problem
@Ricci I love these insights. Thank you 😊
My name is David, but I love umlauts and interesting punctuation.
I live in southmost bit of Africa that stops the rest of it from sliding into the sea.
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