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Women of a Certain Shoe

You won’t believe how often I ask young people the following question:

“When you were born, were you wearing shoes?”

Young children, I have found (and go with me here — this evidence is purely anecdotal), know the answer to this instinctively. 1,412 more words

The Heart of Ruth Van Reken - Djibouti Jones

Readers – I am again linking you to Djibouti Jones and a continuation of the series “Our Tribal Elders” by Paul Asbury Seaman, begun last week. 485 more words

Third Culture Kid

think-provoking things for today

Thing 1:

“I have a theory, that is very unpopular in America, that the worst thing you can ever be is goal-oriented. In America it is taken as a sacred truth that the first step towards self-fulfillment and success it to set yourself goals.

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Kansas, We’re Not in Toto Anymore: On the Psychogeography of Identity and Place

“Vancouver’s civic motto, emblazoned on its rather goofy coat of arms, is By Sea, Land, and Air, We Prosper.  The last time I saw Jim Green . 819 more words


Identity fusion predicts gender reassignment surgery

Here is an interesting study which talks about identity fusion and its connection with transsexualism. Abstract pasted below. Full text here (via transsexualism.tumblr.com)

Transsexuals vary in the sacrifices that they make while transitioning to their cross-gender group. 788 more words


Practice Makes Perfect: Ritual, Routine, and Rites

There seems to be a great amount of distrust in the Evangelical church of anything that resembles ritual.  I’ve grown up in that tradition and for many years had the same assumption.   1,102 more words

Theology And Faith

Necessary & Absurd

There’s a really great freedom in giving yourself permission to fall deeply in love with what you were called to do, and to refuse to let anyone, or any circumstance prevent you from doing it. 356 more words