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irreverance last won the day on October 11

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About irreverance

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    Theology, philosophy, re-inventing Christianity, postmodern thought, postmodern culture, drawing, television, movies, dog training

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  1. I suspect that Biden will win. The polls give him enough of a lead to be comfortable, and the blocks that supported Trump in 2016 are not as strong for him this year. What happens if the results are close enough to be challenged? I think this is possible, but not likely. If the election goes to the House of Reps to decide, it's a tossup, unless the Dems take enough states.
  2. Thanks @Burl. The Unseen Realm looks very interesting. Academic biblical studies used to be more of a focus of mine.
  3. I have a pretty good theological library...but I haven't added anything significant to it for about a decade. Yeah, "slacker". That' me. Bottom line: I used to be current. Now I am not. So what's good that's new? And by "new" I mean within the last 5 years or so.
  4. The stream that has influence me most is postmodernism. The authors that have influence me most are John Caputo, Peter Rollins, and Mark Taylor.
  5. I used to be an active member a loooooong time ago (around 2005). I just popped in to see what was going on. Boy am I glad I got here before Oct 8. Since then, I've worked as an online community manager for a business. Maintaining an online community can be a lot of work. Based on what I'm seeing, this community may need to go into "reinvention" mode. Personally, I'm a fan of the forum format. It's much more efficient if you want to find information. The problem is that those platforms are generally off the beaten path. So, you might want to consider going to where the people are: F
  6. Today I spent a large portion of my day online with friends. Our weekly time together is a highlight of my week.
  7. I'm a bit of the armchair contemplative. I think listening for God in the silence helps me to pay attention to the Divine Movement all around throughout my day. This attentiveness is the primary form that prayer takes in my life. If you are looking for something practical, you might like this site: http://www.carmelites.net/daily-disconnect-podcast/
  8. This looks interesting. I'll have to check it out. Thanks.
  9. This is neither a technical issue nor a complaint, but a question. Is it possible to change my screenname? I created this account 13 years ago (I was much more active then) and xiananarchist was the name I used in a few different places. I would like to bring this account a bit more inline with the name I gravitate toward now, which is "irreverance".
  10. I believe that our beliefs are an intentional expression of how we understand how things work. They are the result of processing and reflection on information and experience. I tend to think of a choice as something that relates to behavior.
  11. When I think of John's Jesus I think of a divine way of being that is incarnate in human flesh. It is a specific way that is divine, the way of love. It seems to me that the gospels were meant to be documents to aid in the community in being able to discern and plug into the divine spirit. So the "only through me" posture seems to mean that where you find love flowing through people, you find God. Where you find less than love, you fine less than God. So, (one of) the question(s) that they may be dealing with: who speaks for God, and therefore to whom should we listen? The answer: those wh
  12. I stumbled across St. Andrew's Church in Austin's Vimeo channel a few days ago. It's full of sermons. I just thought I'd share. Edit: Well, for some reason the link to the channel isn't working. So, paste the following into your browser without the spaces: https: // vimeo.com / staopen
  13. This thread needs a bump. I'm currently at work (shhhhh) checking in here to see what's new.
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