I just finished listening to the latest episode on Fear. I thought Hillary’s meditation was extremely helpful to me today in my journey. I’ve been seeing so many things in a negative light, things that I don’t want or I’m tired of, but thinking about my inner child and giving her a hug and asking what she wants, I realized even in my agnosticism, I’d like to love my family, celebrate the life of Jesus with ALL sorts of people, do all sorts of creative things, and make my dog happy. 🙂
Uffda. That moment when your mom posts something on Facebook like “Click like if you believe Jesus is the only way to heaven,” and you’re sitting here like, “How do I tell you I’m agnostic when we’ve all been through a lot of tragedy in the last couple years and I don’t want to cause more drama...” 🥺
Lent hasn’t been a big part of family tradition growing up. I first learned about it when we moved in next door to a Lutheran pastor and family. So sometimes I would join in their tradition as a kid and give up candy...kind of. This year I want to focus on one of the aspects of the holy reduce, reuse, recycle trinity: reduce.
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Could praying/vibe sending people keep my hubby and me and our younger dog in your thoughts and prayers today? We’re putting our older dog to sleep today. He’s suffering from an oral tumor that’s making it hard for him to eat.
I found this web page and appreciate Bruce Epperly’s Theology and Dogs article.
“God’s memory is...a tender care that loses nothing of value.”
@elzbieta Oxford Study Bible - NRSV , the preferred version of my professors at Luther College, a progressive Lutheran college in Iowa. The blue paperback is a lot easier to lug around than the big whopping red one I got because they were out of the blue ones at the bookstore. I think it has very readable prose while still being a scholarly translation.
@GwenfarsGarden Cool! I hadn’t heard of Solarpunk before.
@Ricci Thank you for sharing your story. Losing a sibling just absolutely stinks. Being heard and knowing others share the journey helps. ❤️
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Intro: I found the Liturgists because of googling things like “the problem of evil” and other things one googles during an existential crisis. My brother, adopted into my wonderful, conservative, pro-life family died of a freak heart attack at age 14 in 2017. Having read on theodicy, I went on a Process Theology bunny trail, and have wound up on a progressive Christian trajectory. I feel stuck between going to church with my family in solidarity and finding a progressive community.
This is an instance for folks who follow The Liturgists Podcast, The Alien & The Robot, and other things The Liturgists create.