Discerning The Call

An exploration of my faith and my call

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baptistepiscopal:

2ndhalfoflife:

I’m just concerned about the implied three way with our savior here.

The way Holy Matrimony was explained in my sophomore year religion class was very similar to the concept of a three-way. A spiritual three-way, but a three-way nonetheless. We actually told that the marriage includes the Church as a party.

That’s super creepy. 

It’s never been phrased quite that way to me, but that’s basically the rationale I’ve heard against unmarried couples living together.

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REBLOG THIS IF YOU AREN’T HOMOPHOBIC

young-and-youtube-obsessed:

young-and-youtube-obsessed:

I’m putting the usernames in a notebook to give to my family when I finally come out to them. They told me once when I was little that if I ever came out to be gay to not tell anyone because they thought I’d be judged so please reblog so I can show them that people in my generation are different than theirs.

I’m not coming out until I fill the notebook. So if you want to help?

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Two other women, also breast cancer survivors, said their husbands left them after they were diagnosed. Both had to have mastectomies (in case anyone doesn’t know, this is the surgical operation to remove one or both breasts).

The first woman said her husband told her that he would rather see her dead than see her lose her breasts. The second woman had her operation and waited all day to be picked up by her husband, who never arrived. By nightfall, one of the nurses offered to give her a ride, and she came home to find the house empty.

Obviously, these are extreme cases of a man’s reaction to his wife’s breast cancer, but this is what I see when I see the “I ♥ Boobies” bracelets. I see love of the body parts, not the person being treated—not the patient, not the victim, not the survivor.

My Beef with the “I Love Boobies” Bracelets (via star-trekkin)

I will never not reblog this. So important.  (via youmightbeamisogynist)

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Massachusetts monks tap brewing tradition to support aging members

a-certain-life:

faithinseeds:

discerningthecall:

wineandgnosis:

It is my design to die in the brew house; let ale be placed in my mouth when I am expiring, that when the choirs of angels come, they may say, “Be God propitious to this drinker.”

St. Columbanus, A.D. 612

During ESC this year, a parishioner taught us how to homebrew, and we thought about doing a series of beer based on the seven sacraments of the church: marriage would be a black and tan, for example. We’d call them: Love your Neigh-Beers! And remember: brew unto others as you would have them brew unto you.

I love the idea of beers based on the seven sacraments! As a side note, my grandpa taught those monks how to can jam back in the 1970s when they first started their preserve business…

If anyone gets a bead on how to obtain this beer, I would love to buy some to try, especially knowing the story behind it.

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This is from the same episode of Bones in which Angela has a spiritual crime-solving experience while the soundtrack is "Rain" by Patty Griffin.

Angela:
He loved me.
Brennan:
For three weeks a year.
Angela:
No, he loved me all the time. I'm the one who could only manage three weeks a year. I'm afraid that I don't have a generous heart. I'm afraid that I won't have a chance at what I had with Kirk any time again.
Brennan:
You will
Angela:
How can you be so sure?
Brennan:
Because nothing in this universe happens just once. Nothing. Infinity goes in both directions. There is no unique event, no singular moment.
Angela:
I don't know what that means.
Brennan:
It means you'll get another chance.

Filed under love this show i watch it every day.

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voraciousexpectations:

With this staff, you shall do My wonders

"We thank you, Almighty God, for the gift of water. Over it the Holy Spirit moved in the beginning of creation. Through it you led the children of Israel out of their bondage in Egypt into the land of promise. In it your Son Jesus received the baptism of John and was anointed by the Holy Spirit as the Messiah, the Christ, to lead us, through his death and resurrection, from the bondage of sin into everlasting life.”

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Massachusetts monks tap brewing tradition to support aging members

wineandgnosis:

It is my design to die in the brew house; let ale be placed in my mouth when I am expiring, that when the choirs of angels come, they may say, “Be God propitious to this drinker.”

St. Columbanus, A.D. 612

During ESC this year, a parishioner taught us how to homebrew, and we thought about doing a series of beer based on the seven sacraments of the church: marriage would be a black and tan, for example. We’d call them: Love your Neigh-Beers! And remember: brew unto others as you would have them brew unto you.

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haluyalikescheese asked: What sets your denomination apart from Catholicism?

notalwaysluminous:

In the way we worship, almost nothing. Theologically, a lot. We don’t have a Pope, which is a big difference. We ordain women, married people, and LGBT people (both celibate and married/partnered). Male priests are Father and females are Mother. We tend to have EXTREMELY progressive politics. The head of the Church (right now) is a woman— and a scientist as well as a bishop. We embrace modern science and reject Biblical literalism. We use the same version of the Bible— the NRSV— and we consider the Apocrypha to be important and worth learning about and studying, but not necessarily at the same level as the Old and New Testaments. Those are just a few things. Hope that was a good starting point.