Tag Archive for ‘TiredChristianity’

Your Goodness Makes You Sexy

It was last year when I started doing some serious investigative work on sexiness, on what makes a person sexy. This was after I came to Jesus (come being the operative word), and started asking him some questions, started sorting through the muck we’d been taught for a hell of a long time about what sex means to people. I discovered a lot of things, so many that I’m going […]

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The Bread, the Wine, the Honey and the Gooey Cheese

Have you ever been so overwhelmed by the beauty and love around you that you started to cry? We hear about humility in TiredChristianity, and we don’t always know what it means. We think humility is being underneath someone’s thumb, we think it’s bowing down before a power structure, we think it’s sacrifice or inferiority. Humility is being overwhelmed with the vastness and richness and beauty that exists in every […]

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FirstDaySermon: Oh My God, Sex

For many months, I have been tackling the questions surrounding God, sex, and money. As you probably know, these are pretty tough. These are places “spiritual” people tend not to go. So I can find a shitload of stuff in the Bible about God and money—give to Cesar’s what is Cesar’s, you cannot worship God and money, give up your financial wealth if you are going to follow the spiritual […]

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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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Love Is Not about Power or Control

So much about the concept of being “saved” by a divine being must include the recognition that the saving does not happen once. On the spiritual path, which is the path of the warrior, we must recognize we are saved again and again and again. We don’t know things. We walk through a passage of confusion, of toil. And then we emerge, and we know better, and we live in […]

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