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My name is Matt, I'm married to my very best friend, we've got three girls, and I struggle with church. To steal a line from @danielmrose, I'm constantly deconstructing and reconstructing.
I'm unreasonably fortunate to have a supportive wife (who also struggles w/her relationship to the church), and I'm grateful for voices like The Liturgists, Pete Enns, Rachel Evans, and Peter Rollins (to name too few).
Just glad to be here. Looking forward to the conversations to come.
"All of us have to eventually learn to let go of something smaller so something bigger can happen. But that’s not a religion—it’s highly visible truth. It is the Way Reality Works. I am saying that the way things work and Christ are one and the same. This is not a religion to be either fervently joined or angrily rejected. It is a train ride already in motion. The tracks are visible everywhere. You can be a willing and happy traveler. Or not." (Richard Rohr)
My goodness, I absolutely *love* The Brilliance.
The Nietzsche Family Circus is pretty great. That is all.
I am currently waiting for a hold on Cal Newport's book "Digital minimalism", but I'm going ahead with a 30-day digital fast starting next week. Got my wife on board, too; she's even the one who agitated for an early start to the fast.
I've already culled my digital life some, and it's been enlightening and good for me, but I spend more time on Twitter and Mastodon than just about anywhere else online, so that's gonna be tough.
Happy Resurrection Sunday, friends.
Notre Dame, glass half empty Show more
Look at the wealthy people, companies, countries of the world open up their wallets now. *After* this neglected building has been burnt to a crisp.
This whole stupid episode is a metaphor for austerity. It’s a metaphor for climate change. The rich will write checques after they neglect stuff to the point of destruction, after people are dead and species are extinct, and they’ll be played up as generous heroes.
Star Wars doesn't top my list of favorite nerdy franchises, but MY GOODNESS this teaser gave me chills. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adzYW5DZoWs
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Fun fact: the "Strange Planet" comics guy is a march-for-lifer. And here's one of the comments on that toot: "He has 'I follow Jesus' in his profiles, that seems like a red flag already..."
Sigh. I'm not gonna editorialize, it's just something for my fellow Christians to chew on a bit.
"Christianity has completely lost the plot if it makes itself out to be some kind of sin management program for people who want to ensure they are good enough to avoid punishment and receive rewards." (Nadia Bolz-Weber)
Our pastor is preaching on the Prodigal Son, so I found some related reading to get me through today's sermon :)
Happy Sunday, friends.
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