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Order in the Court

The very thing we say we hate in the other is often the very thing we desire most of all…we have to turn our desire into a form of hatred, a hatred that masks what we really want.

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The Beginning

I was 7 years old. My grandparents were keeping me overnight so my parents could go somewhere or do something. They regularly watched standard adult primetime television in my presence, regardless of content, and my psyche often reaped consequences of this exposure to inappropriate images and themes. 1,366 more words


Theological atheism - asking, searching, knocking

“When all is said and done, the journey is the reward. The end is, well, the end”

Randy Komisar, The Monk and the Riddle

“Religion possesses no solution to the problem of life; rather it makes of the problem a wholly insoluble enigma. 848 more words


Follow Up to Church 2.0

Yesterday’s visit by seminary students was so encouraging.

It did however bring up some issues that I did not cover in yesterday’s video.

5 issues from yesterday’s seminary visit: 44 more words



Church has taken my blood
to grease its inhuman machines;
sacrifice has robbed me blind
and left me without a Samaritan;
following has gotten me lost… 76 more words


The Void not suicide

I’ve been enjoying a Facebook conversation of Paul Hessert’s wonderful book Christ and the End of Meaning. I’ve quoted from Hessert’s book here before. It’s not an easy book to digest, but with the help of others each chapter’s review reveals bit more. 1,403 more words

Psychology Of Transformation

A Handful of Absurd Crayons

Ever since we humans gained the capacity to contemplate our existence, we’ve been driven by a profound longing to find meaning. For it’s within meaning, we believe, that purpose can be uncovered, and purpose reveals life’s intrinsic value. 548 more words