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T. Thorn Coyle Sep 26, 2014
Welcome to the 6 month study group on Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. All comments are screened. Disagreement is fine. Incivility will not be to...
Numinous and Concrete
T. Thorn Coyle Sep 10, 2014
We have to allow ourselves, continuously, to re-enter the state of becoming, with open eyes and open arms, with courage, and as much grace as we can muster.
Numinous and Concrete
T. Thorn Coyle Aug 27, 2014
Instead of treating the formerly incarcerated as outcasts and outlaws, how can we find ways to change our communities and welcome them home?
Numinous and Concrete
T. Thorn Coyle Aug 13, 2014
We’ve forgotten we can love one another. We’ve forgotten that we, too, are outsiders. We must hold out our hands to each other across racial and other divides, or our souls will continue to harden and slowly crack. The rifts between us will widen, and then swallow us all whole.
T. Thorn Coyle Jul 23, 2014
 Welcome to the 6 month study group on Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. All comments are screened. Disagreement is fine. Incivility will not be t...
T. Thorn Coyle Jul 09, 2014
Some have written much about whether or not professional clergy is useful to Paganism. Others have written to deride or uphold “Big Name Pagans.” I’m not going to do any of that. What I want to do is talk about the reality of my life. And some hard numbers.
Numinous and Concrete
T. Thorn Coyle Jun 25, 2014
In examining systemic injustice, it is incumbent upon those of us who study myth and honor story to examine the ways those myths affect our lives and the lives of those around us.
T. Thorn Coyle Jun 11, 2014
Relationships are about both “as we are” and “as we are becoming.” When we honor ourselves, we honor our friends – and vice versa. When we honor ourselves and our friends, we honor the Gods.
Numinous and Concrete
T. Thorn Coyle May 28, 2014
In our discussions on mass incarceration, I will keep pointing us toward systems thinking rather than personalized or case-by-case thinking. We will need to follow the threads we are familiar with and try to see the pattern they form. To do this, we will need to, like Michelle Alexander did, examine our assumptions: What are our assumptions about one another and about the society we live in? What are our assumptions about ourselves?
Numinous and Concrete
T. Thorn Coyle May 14, 2014
Theology is limiting. One one hand, it takes our experience of the cosmos and tries to give it context or meaning. On the other hand, it holds up a template that our experiences and thoughts are supposed to fit themselves into. Sometimes our theologies contradict one another. We are trying to make sense of the cosmos, to “eff the ineffable” as a friend says, to chart the numinous and connect it to the concrete.
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