Killing the Buddha →
Killing the Buddha is a religion magazine for people made anxious by churches, people embarrassed to be caught in the “spirituality” section of a bookstore, people both hostile and drawn to talk of God. It is for people who somehow want to be religious, who want to know what it means to know the divine, but for good reasons are not and do not. If the religious have come to own religious discourse...
what are you reading this weekend?
Why can’t we be one nation - one church - under God, rather than than one nation divided by politics, several different denominations, and a church on every corner? “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and a house divided against a house falls.” __ Luke 11:17 Steven and I tend to have deep shower talk. Haha…
until our honeymoon in New York. Our excitement intensifies with each passing day.
Our ‘theological’ musings can thus be called a/theological insomuch...– Peter Rollins, How (Not) to Speak of God
The following is an excerpt from How (Not) to Speak of God by Peter Rollins. It will shake you: There is an old anecdote in which a mystic, an evangelical pastor, and a fundamentalist preacher die on the same day and awake to find themselves by the pearly gates. Upon reaching the gates they are promptly greeted by Peter who informs them that before entering heaven they must be interviewed by...
Happy Birthday Husband!
5k for kids diabetes this morning. Renaissance festival. FUN.
Art isn't supposed to be safe, →
An excerpt from the article above: “A friend recently asked me: What happened historically that caused Christians to stop being influencers and creators of culture? Where did our creativity go? The answer? It was driven out by our fear of the unknown and our lust for answers.”
'God rid me of God.'
__ a prayer spoken by Meister Eckhart that acknowledges how the God we are in relationship with is bigger, better and different than our understanding of that God. (Adapted from “How (Not) to Speak of God” by Peter Rollins)
It shall even be as when a hungry man dreams, and look - he eats; but he awakes,...– Isaiah 29:8a
I sometimes marvel that God chose to risk his revelation in the ambiguities of...– Eugene Peterson, Eat This Book (via existtheblog)
A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still...– Jerry Seinfeld
To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.– Abraham Lincoln
blainehogan: The perfect song for a melancholy, harvest evening.
reading Sabbath written by Dan Allender. Steven and I purchased six books Saturday from the same series (The Ancient Practices Series). I’m not sure how many are in the series, but I can’t wait to begin reading them. I want to add Sabbath to our library as well. Being that the copy I currently possess is from the public library.
Boone, or the Renaissance Festival?
Peter Rollins spoke a few days ago in New York on...
The problem with black-and-white thinking, →
My hubby and I are grilling chicken breasts tonight for dinner. Accompanying our grilled chicken will be grilled eggplant & tomato stacks (i.e., a stack = thick eggplant slice, basil pesto, balsamic roasted tomatoes, and a topping of mozzarella cheese). We would love to have you join us for dinner. We also found an angel in our eggplant. I love notes. Especially when receiving them from...
"What if our souls were visible?"
I love having a husband who asks thought-provoking questions. I would never be happy married to anyone else. He mentioned this a few nights ago as we were reading/writing together… Unbeknownst to him, I wrote it down.
12 October 2010
- email barbara our journal for marriage class. - email absent couples - wash dishes - take out trash - make up bed - make an appointment for Steven’s taxes. - finish reading library books (working on it) - pay GAP - pay power bill - pay student loans - pay phone bill - call about MAT (App State, 828-262-6801) - make appointment to take MAT - work on grad school application -...
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