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Friend in California sent me this picture from her street.

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I was reading the Bible
I Corinthians 13
Where Paul talks all about love
But I don't know what he means
Because he says that love is kind
That has not been my experience
So I set the Bible on the kitchen table
And yelled at the Bible until I was no longer able, baby

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When I got up to the top, my head got light
For a minute everything in the world was alright
And I saw the next tree just 10 feet away
Give or take a few feet I guess
And then I pushed off into the air with all my might
And headed out into the center of the morning light
And I knew that I was gonna make it
The new tree hardly shook to acknowledge my arrival
And I knew that I would be alright

I gave my mom a couple of Rachel’s books a few years ago. While she didn’t agree with much of Rachel’s thinking and theology she just texted me to let me know she was thinking about me and knew how sad I probably was since Rachel was so impactful for me. I’m so grateful I had the privilege of hearing her speak and getting to meet her in 2012. And I’m grateful to have her voice recorded on The Liturgists as well as many other places.

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It's good to be young, but let's not kid ourselves
It's better to pass on through those years and come out the other side
With our hearts still beating
Having stared down demons
Come back breathing

Spent Easter with my kids by playing at the park, eating Indian from a food truck, going to a used book store, and shopping at a metaphysical rock shop. Bunch of heathens and hippies celebrating love and peace in the sunshine. That’s the best church I have ever attended!

mental illness and prom and Easter 

It just occurred to me that it’s Good Friday today. That seems applicable somehow. God forsaking his son, etc.

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mental illness and prom 

I lost my belief in god because of my own season of depression. I cried out to god and god didn’t answer. God wasn’t there. But tonight I’m trying again. I’m crying out to god because it’s my son. My son who I love with all my heart. I have no expectation of god caring for my son tonight but I don’t know what else to do.

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mental illness and prom 

My son is 17 and trans and struggles with severe depression and other mental illnesses. He got asked this week to go to prom by a girl he has had a crush on for a while. That’s tomorrow. We went shopping together and plans are all set. And he can’t see the excitement and joy and possibility because of the darkness of his depression. My heart is breaking for him.

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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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*Ask Hillary McBride*
*download*
*add to playlist*
*move to top of playlist*
*play*

@mike @hillarymcbride

I’m reading Emotional Agility by Susan David. A couple times in the book she asks the question “If a miracle occurred and all the anxiety and stress in my life were suddenly gone, what would my life look like, and what new things would I pursue?” I’ve been asking myself this question for as long as I can remember but rarely have been able to answer it. It’s hard to imagine this “miracle”. How would you answer it?

My concert lineup so far this year: Gungor, Derek Webb, Pedro the Lion. I just realized I listen to more CCM than I did when I still identified as a C.

Discussion of Nudity 

I was looking at events around me just thinking of something to do today. I came across Central Ohio Nude Yoga for Men cohnuga.com/content/home.php. I’ve never had much experience with public nudity but I’m really interested in this.

@mike @vishnu Think there’s any interest in a nude Kin Men retreat?

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@Ricci also, The Magicians is really delightful if you like fantasy.

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PSA: there is absolutely nothing you can do or say today, that will make you more deserving or worthy of love. You are already! 🖤✌🏽❤️

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Really appreciated this article. Raising kids without the “biblical” concept of sin that I was raised with has been a parenting goal even when I was still a regular church attender.

Marriage! It’s what’s for dinner 🍴 

Struggling with some guilt, shame, and bitterness today because of my recent divorce (technically a “dissolution” not divorce...so not as bad, right?) Listening to Derek Webb’s album “Fingers Crossed”. I knew his marriage crumbling influenced that album but listening to it through my own marital filter I realize that every song is him struggling because of it. Very cathartic!

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The Liturgists' Social Media 

@mike I think the best platform would be our local bars. Honestly though, the written medium doesn’t create meaningful relationships. Thank you for empowering these digital spaces, but how can we empower the IRL spaces?

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