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Today a thousand years
Of strained affection and prayer
"Out beyond ideas of right and wrong is a field"
Will I meet you there?
Will I meet you there?
The summer garden blooms
With autumn soon replaced
Another harvest moon
So many ways to lose
So many faiths

— mewithoutYou • Julia (or, ‘Holy to the LORD on the Bells of Horses’)

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You can beleive whatever you want to believe about the morality of various sexual orientations and gender identies. On social.theliturgists.com, honest questions are always welcome (assuming they are behind a content warning).

Telling people you don’t approve of their orientation or gender identity is not allowed. Full stop. This is an affirming environment.

This include telling people “the Bible” or “God” doesn’t approve of them.

Violations earn a one-way ticket to Bans-ville.

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Video post about suicidality. 

I recently gave a talk about my experiences with suicidality and what research tells us about the cognitive and emotional factors behind suicide.

I'm posting it because I think there are better ways to talk about suicide, and more we can do to help people struggling with a desire to end their own lives.

vimeo.com/318286462

When Grover and Dave Matthews give me a song for how I've been feeling this last week: youtu.be/Po5lHYJJQfw
Grover is my favorite superhero

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I couldn't care less about your theological views. What I do care about is your heart and how you treat people.

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The most important aspect of love is not in the giving or the receiving: it’s in the being.
🐝 ❤️

Valentines 

@outdorable this is the one she made for my colleague with whom I share an office and it’s so on point

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It's estimated 1 in 7 pregnant patients will suffer depression while pregnant or following childbirth.

New recommendations say doctors can and should do more to prevent depression by referring them to counseling.
n.pr/2GC73vE

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A historic black church has donated $100,000 to help pay off the debts of students at Howard University.
n.pr/2GJKLIm

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#theliturgistsbookclub All About Love: Introduction 

Loved this line: "Reminder that we yearn for love — that we seek it — even when we lack hope that it can really be found."

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Hey friends! The wife and I are planning a trip that includes stops in Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver. Wondering if anyone has any favorite things to do in these cities.

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We hear a lot from each other on how spiritual community has gone awry. I would love to hear some stories of ways that any of you are experiencing/experimenting with healthy spiritual community right now.

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@vishnu What are ways to approach Buddhism from the west that aren't culturally insensitive/colonizing of an eastern religion?

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“Self-righteousness feels good for a moment, but only in the way that peeing your pants feels warm for a moment.”
- Nadia Bolz-Weber

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Request for sysadmins on social.theliturgists.com 

I want to setup a Friendica instance to test as a Facebook-like private groups option for our community. I have the knowledge to do this, but not the time.

Is anyone interested in setting this up? I'd sign up for and provision a VPS server with a hosting provider, and you'd take it from there.

MUST HAVE A PASSION FOR HIGH ENTROPY PASSWORDS. :)

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We've got quite a growing number of people here--almost 500 now. Make sure you look at the Local Timeline to see who is here, follow some folks, and give an .

For those who want a hybrid public/private conversation, following all the active users here and then setting toots to followers only seems close-ish.

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@JeanetteJohnson @teeny @JeanetteJohnson @teeny Rather than be too prescriptive I thought that we could just start reading the book on Monday and just chat about it as we go. In last week I imagine there will be some summary discussions. As there won’t be plot points to reveal I don’t spoilers will be a problem. If we find that more structure is required changes can be made for the next book.

is with me me. I am one with

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To learn more about Mastodon post privacy, please check out this superb toot: cybre.space/@cassolotl/9899869

Sorry folks. I wish there was a privacy setting that would post ONLY within the Liturgists instance. Unfortunately, it's not setup to run that way currently.

Be mindful of your what you post. Mom could be watching. Or AngryPastorJoe. Or that skeevy neighbor... eww.

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