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This is a pretty great Liturgistic essay looking back at childlike faith across a gulf of unbelief and time

potential blasphemy 

Not going to repeat the whole conversation here but in short my wife and I are now wondering if erotic Mary/God fanfic exists

Hey Salt Lake City, I’m on your trains and in your dorms!

‘Good Omens’ criticism (no spoilers) 

Tried out ep 1 of ‘Good Omens’ tonight. I like the two main characters? But all that incessant narration…I want to tell them: look, I promise I’ll get your jokes and your plot developments, you don’t have to verbally spell them all out for me. Hopefully it gets better after this!

Was reminded today of a thing I used to do (or envision myself doing) called “wrestling with the text” 😂 can you imagine

By this point, aint no way around organizing and civil disobedience, people.

Found out last night that my bank (USBank) has a multimillion $ contract with ICE to provide “fee collection services” whatever the fuck that means, so now I need to find a new bank for the first time in 25 years.

jen hatmaker criticism 

My wife sent me this podcast where Jen interviews this guy from Forbes on the subject of “Late Bloomers” and it's a ridiculously credulous self-help conversation about a systemic class destruction problem. She’s basically interviewing the author of “Overcoming Imposter Syndrome So You Can Climb to the Tippy-Uppy End of the Titanic”.

20,000 Christians petition Netflix to cancel Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's Good Omens series, not realizing it's made by Amazon.

I saw Con Air, the most ridiculous movie ever. So many questions

Think of it this way, everyone you meet or hear of is actually you, replaying the game with different settings and starting conditions

Think about the lyrics to “I’m Not Ashamed” or “Going Public”…it’s all about the question of are you skulking around or are you loud and proud? Carmen’s “Our Turn Now” another one.

Still not sure if this is weaksauce or something to be take an example from. Probably a stronger example of movement music than anything recent. secular or left, that I can think of.

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Thing that always hits me those one or two times a year when I pull up old Newsboys albums on Spotify: how generically, boringly sports-teamy was late 90s Christianity? Proselytizing had zero ideological content, it was all about simply labeling yourself as being on the Jesus team. All we needed for the church to be victorious was for the Jesus team to be un-ignorably numerous and visible.

Early on, I was someone you might have pegged as headed for “ministry work”. (It was once my tentative goal to be a translator for Wycliffe, for example.) Today I am grateful that I never got to the point of making my paycheck conditional on my beliefs.

Made a pitcher of iced coffeee concentrate using this process from an old blog post (not mine)

@mike hope you're doing well. Thanks for the public update and for all you do and are. No need to respond. Maybe try playing Stardew Valley during your forced rest. 💚


Should be on the board for next Liturgists season, thank you!

liturgists event question 

What can I expect at this Tabs and Wafers event? Is it at all interactive? Will they make me sing songs? Is it essentially a concert? Are there PowerPoint slides? Is it actually a TED talk? Is it possible/likely that I will make a single new friend? How? Is it because there is foot washing? Do people take communion there? Is it a secret?

My pleasure to announce the Humans of New York book is now part of the canon.

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