I'm Phillip. Grew up in Sevierville, TN, currently live in Charleston, SC with my wife and 4 year old adopted Korean son. My upbringing was in the Southern Baptist church, and it honestly was a good childhood. But it didn't survive my expanding sense of justice and wariness of religious political ties. The Liturgists redeemed Christianity for me and opened me up to a whole new world.
I’ve been trying to go back and tag all our episodes that have Rachel in them. You can see them at the link below. If I forgot any, let me know and I’ll update them they appear in this list.
I'm looking for more deconstruction fiction #books. Something like The Shack or the New Kind of Christian trilogy. I ordered Putting Away Childish Things and the Ishmael trilogy because I heard they might scratch a similar itch, but more recommendations welcome. 📚
@mike the first episode of The Liturgists (Creativity) seems to be returning a 404 on the podbean RSS feed.
Went back to listen to old Liturgists episodes (like from 2015) and it opened with an announcement for Tabs and Wafers. I didn't know podcasts could be updated like that. 😅
"She felt that she had been in a bubble that represented her familiar way of seeing things. And she knew with an inexplicable certainty that the truth was inaccessible to her from within that bubble. In other words, she knew with pure knowing that she didn’t know, and that she couldn’t know, until she somehow found a different way of knowing, outside her bubble. She had never known anything like this before."
The Word of the Lord to Evangelicals by Brian D. McLaren is so excellent. It's a tiny ebook at only 50 pages, but it packs so much of my thoughts and feeling into it. Highly recommend for anyone else struggling with their Evangelical upbringing and what that means now.
SBC sexual abuse
"The SBC governing documents ban gay or female pastors, but they do not outlaw convicted sex offenders from working in churches."
"We’re in a hard place today—in this country and in the church. The level of brokenness is devastating. People are waiting, literally, for the church to say something. [...] But we’re asleep on what is happening and are expending our energies arguing about things instead of empathizing with one another. This is a huge missed opportunity for the church."
Woke Church by Eric Mason
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