“We Are Atheism” and Amanda Brown

So far, as a regular contributor to Feminism and Religion (and Emergent Village), I have interviewed a "pro-science" woman and one who started an online community for grieving unbelievers.  In this post, I will interview Amanda Brown, an atheist activist who co-founded a project called We Are Atheism.  Amanda grew up in Independence, MO, in the Assemblies of God and the Restored Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Since then, she has been involved in helping atheists "come out" and share … [Read more...]

The Spiritual Formation of Things Not Going Our Way

Bob

I have found myself watching the news, reading Facebook and other social media outlets these last few weeks and months with a growing sense of anxiety.Whether you find yourself on the right or the left, with the progressives or the conservatives, there’s certainly enough in our daily feeds to stoke our sense that either we’re not going in the right direction, or “the other guys” are winning, or we aren’t moving quickly enough and there’s still a seemingly insurmountable challenge to getting t … [Read more...]

I Am Emergent Village

Please welcome Kimberly Roth's reflections on Emergent Village.  You can read more from Kimberly on her blog called Barefoot Bohemian.Once upon a time, I didn’t have a clue what “emergence” was, much less that I should be confused over clarifying if I meant “Emergent,” “emerging” or “emergence” (please don’t ask me to try, I’m out of migraine meds.)In the summer of 2006, I attended a Sojourners conference as a part of their young leaders program (barely made the age cut). Brian McLaren wa … [Read more...]

What is Healing? Really?! – An alternative view.

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the view from her ~ Reflecting Pentecost …

God's Coming

Please give a warm welcome to first time blogger and smart lady Pamela Chaddock.They say it was a glorious day some two thousand years ago when the Spirit of Truth, the outpoured presence of Jesus, was released upon the world for the edification of all those with ears to hear. It happened then, it’s happening now, and I celebrate the significance of Pentecost that I’m hearing. Ahead of this moment our planet witnessed a miraculous demonstration of the Father’s love with the birth of Jesus – … [Read more...]

Craving

Exploring craving and connection in my Write On Blog after talking to Shauna Niequist on Doug Pagitt Radio: http://dougpagittradio.com/craving … [Read more...]

Subvert the Norm: Fate, Heaven & the End Times: Superstitions for Perverts

Here is my full talk on the Perversion of Belief in: Fate, Heaven & End Timeshttp://youtu.be/KbsO7etvZHQ … [Read more...]

Subvert the norm: remaining vigilant

It is finished!We just had an amazing time at the subvert the norm conference at drury university in Springfield Missouri. There were some well known voices and some new voices that were added to the conference for this second installment. However, this is not an update, I will leave that up to those who are much more detailed than I. But I do want to deal with an issue that was highlighted towards the end of the conference. I understand this might not be popular. But do want to say that the … [Read more...]

What’s Wrong With the “New Reformed” Movement? Part 2

Soon after I left the New Reformed movement, I took an American Literature class. I was surprised to learn just how much Calvinism had influenced many of the early American classics. One author in particular drew me in: Nathaniel Hawthorne. I don't know much about Hawthorne, but after I read Young Goodman Brown, it felt like I knew exactly where he was coming from.The first negative experience I can remember coming from a New Calvinist preacher was when he described going to a baseball game, … [Read more...]

Reclaiming Muchness

Some reflections about reclaiming our muchness after talking to Richard Rohr and Mike Stavlund on Doug Pagitt Radio.http://dougpagittradio.com/reclaiming-muchness … [Read more...]


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