#BecauseofRHE I am a better person than who I was. She was a beautiful person whose writings & talks helped shape me into a more compassionate empathetic person. My faith journey wouldn’t be what it has been without Rachel. I’m devastated. 😢😢😢
Thank you @mike & @hillarymcbride for “What I’m Learning”. So beautiful & just what I needed to hear in the place I’m in right now. The vulnerability you both showed was so welcoming. I found myself agreeing with you so much during the podcast. Normally I listen to learn, but this felt like therapy and will be one I’m going to listen to again and again so I can improve myself & be there to help friends & loved ones do the same. You guys mean so much to me. Thank you. 🙏🏻
Terrorism and racism
Kia Ora whanau. As many of you have heard, today was a horrific day here in NZ. 49 men, women & children were gunned down by white supremacist terrorists. Gunned down while at prayer. It has rocked us as a nation. We started the day full of hope with many of our young people on school strikes against climate change. We head to bed exhausted & grieving over a terror attack. If you are the praying kind, pls pray for those who knew the victims. They need our support. #TheyAreUs
#mastodon @mike & others in the know. Is there any connection with Mastodon & something that was around in the early 00s called cotse (Church of the swimming elephant)? The idea of privacy & others not seeing what you do online seems to be a foundational thing for both. I used to have a cotse account when I lived in a country that was big on monitoring who was on the internet. Through my a/c I was able to privately browse the web without others looking at what I looked at.
#introductions I’m a divorced father of two. I have worked in the news broadcast media industry for most of my working life apart from 5 years as a missionary in Asia. I am doing my Masters in Communication Studies with the intent of moving into PR. I started my deconstruction on the mission field with Shane Claiborne’s Irresistable Revolution key. I stumbled across The Liturgists in a search for more meaty engagement which has included Greg Boyd & Pete Enns. I have depression & anxiety too.
Experiences in therapy
@lindseybell I had a Christian counselor who was pretty good overall but was clearly trying to convince me to stay in a marriage rather than genuinely hearing how broken it was.
He really knew how to walk the line between therapy and preaching which kind of killed it for me as I was trying to work out whether I was even a Christian any more at the same time.
Proud single dad of 2, deconstructed former misso, tramper, keen on social justice, environment, sports, movies, faith. Loves good wine, coffee & craft beer.
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