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I was part of a discussion on Facebook the other day around Institutional Religion’s discomfort with people like myself who identify as SBNR, or spiritual but not religious. It started out with an observation by someone who had heard uber-snarky Lillian Daniel prattle on about how, in her mind, SBNR folk are little more than intellectually marginal folks who are […]
Atonement: The reconciliation of God and humans brought about by the redemptive life and death of Jesus. While the Universal Anglican Church has no official atonement theory, many if not most Christian denominations do. Unfortunately, most atonement theory is problematic for many reasons – not the least because they paint a shame-based sexist picture God […]
From New Seeds Priory: It’s time for a new question…For almost two millennia, Christian theologians have been asking questions about the presence of Christ in the sacrament of communion. So they’ve come up with all kinds of fancy theological gymnastic routines like “transubstantiation” or “consubstantiation”. The practice of Zen asks what I think is a much […]
A New blog post from The Rev. Scott Elliott: http://newseedsblog.blogspot.com/2013/06/call-me-tree-huggerplease.html