Religion

Spirituality and Vocation

Obviously, one of the primary things that has been on my mind over the last few months, and, indeed, the last couple of years of this seminary journey, has been the relationship between my spirituality and my vocation (or avocation - the ways I spend most of my time.)

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Ted Haggard and me

For some reason I can't quite figure out, I'm a little obsessed by Ted Haggard. I read lots of news items and then blog posts about the whole situation. I've seen the videos of him, and Mike Jones. At odd times of the day I'll think about what his life is like right now. I feel sad and feel compassion for what he is going through now as America's current most famous fallen Christian. His life is a complete mess.

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I like this quote

I often read Radical Torah, and yesterday's message by one of my favorite bloggers, Rachel Barenblat, about this weeks Torah portion was really nice. I think we could all use some of this. Here is a salient quote:

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Hopeful Quote of the Day

From Amy Sullivan:

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What can we learn from this?

Less than a week before a controversial ballot measure in Colorado to legalize same sex partnerships, one of the key opponents to that measure, Ted Haggard, is accused of having a three year sexual relationship with a male escort, Mike Jones.

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UUism and Christianity, update

It's kinda funny that I was musing about this - I found out today that Bill Sinkford, President of the UUA, and John Thomas, president of the UCC are going to have a conversation that

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Links of the day: Religion and Faith

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Unitarian Universalism and Christianity

I read Scott Well's blog, Boy in the Bands, before I get to Shawn Anthony's LoFi Tribe, so I heard about Shawn's move off of the UU path from Scott. Shawn has left the UU ministerial formation path because of his Christian faith. He left for a very different set of reasons than I did, but he left, nonetheless. Scott is on his way as well.

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This is good

As you know, I waver on my interest in politics, and my faith in our political system. Some days, I think it's worth thinking about, and that it might potentially be working. Other days, I think we don't have a democracy anymore.

But today is one of the days I'm thinking about it, and I came across a new Gallup Poll, which shows that the White churchgoers, which are the most faithful of Republicans, ain't so Republican anymore.

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A good effort

The Christian Alliance for Progress is an organization I've blogged about before, and I've met at least one of the regular bloggers there.

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