Tag Archive for ‘Bible’

The Well Is Deep

  There is this story in the Bible, where a woman is going to a well to fill up her bucket and this guy is hanging out there, and he asks her for water, and she’s like, Waa? Your people don’t talk to my people, why are you asking me for water? And he’s like, Girlfriend, if you only knew.  So then he tells her that he’s pretty magical, that God is amazing, […]

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The Wise vs. the Wayward

Hey honey? I want to tell you something that bothers me. Something that really gets my goat. Something that has lain heavy on my heart for a really long time, and heavy on the hearts of so many people, but it just seems like there’s no easy fix, so we all just buck up and dance around the situation. The Bible seems to be written specifically for a man. I’m […]

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God Is Not a Capitalist

Some years ago, when I was delving into Buddhism (which I love) and reading a lot of Pema Chodron, I found my way to Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s book, Cutting through Spiritual Materialism. It’s a hard concept to get around, and a somewhat difficult book to read. It requires some pretty intense focus, and can only be fully understood, I think, if one has done a lot of meditation, has developed a practice […]

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Your Leaders Are Not Your Leaders

Oh my God. I am immersed in studying the Bible for a group I’m in, and I’m actively trying to get my head around a healthy experience of Christian Scripture. Most of us don’t have that. Scripture is a deep well of truth and beauty, and yet people in charge have shat all over it for many, many years, and we don’t know what to make of it, so we […]

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