Discerning The Call

An exploration of my faith and my call

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So, I was in the car today and saw someone with the license plate “X0DUS3 5”, so I thought it was like Exodus 3:5 and I looked it up, and do you know what it said?

"Do not come any closer"

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So we were sitting in class today



and my U.S. History teacher was trying to get us to understand why it was such a big deal that England had put a tax on colonial sugar, and he goes,

"What if you had to pay a tax every time you logged onto wifi?"

And the whole class just went


and I heard at least two people whisper “I would murder someone”

I will keep reblogging this in the name of historical science

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Twelve-year-old Jesus wakes up from a nightmare, screaming. And Mary goes to him, asking him what he dreamed.

He doesn’t answer at first, but rubs his wrist with his thumb as he stares down at his hands, still lost in the remnants of the nightmare. She asks him again, and he shakes his head.

"I can’t tell you yet." 

"Why not?"

He looks her straight in the eye. 

"Because you’re going to be there."

She cannot hold his gaze any longer.

Serious question: how aware do you think Jesus actually was of his destiny to be crucified? Like, I was always of the mind that it was something he slowly realized, and not something he knew all along.

Because I learned the story of Christ through musicals (namely Jesus Christ Superstar) first and church second, I grew up thinking that Jesus didn’t know for sure until very late in life. Now that I’ve done more reading and such, I agree more with something I once heard: Jesus knew what happened to men who preached against Rome. He knew that he was a radical in a dangerous place, and he knew that he was God’s son, the Messiah and the Christ of humankind. I think Jesus knew the likely outcome of his actions and pressed with vigor on, teaching love and peace to all his disciples.

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tumblingtheology asked: If you receive this, share TEN random facts about yourself, then pass it on to your 15 favorite followers (✿◠‿◠)
  1. I sang opera as a child with the local opera company.
  2. I eat dill pickles with spaghetti.
  3. I only eat my spaghetti with butter and cheese. No red sauce. Ever.
  4. I dreamed of being a fantasy writer when I was younger.
  5. I won’t wear the color yellow.
  6. I am super-duper ticklish.
  7. I’m bisectional (Soprano I - Alto I).
  8. I’m running out of things to say…
  9. The first time I got my hair cut, I got lightheaded from the sudden weight difference on my scalp.
  10. I’m terrible at canoeing but really enjoy kayaking.

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Reading List for Progressive Christians


So I’m trying to compile a list of books every progressive Christian should read. Could each of you reblog this (reblog, don’t comment) with up to five books that you think belong on the list?

(Please no devotionals or any version of or translation of the Bible, or the Book of Common Prayer….

To be honest, I haven’t read nearly as much theology as I’d like, and I don’t know that all of these are progressive, but here’s some things I have enjoyed immensely.

1. Passion of Christ, Passion of the World by Leonardo Boff

2. Sex God by Rob Bell (I would recommend it to anyone looking to explore the interplay between sexuality and spirituality. Honestly, anything by Rob Bell.)

3. Shua by Father Bill Burke tells the story of Jesus from the eyes of a childhood Jewish friend. This friend is hurt by Yeshua’s actions, loves him despite feeling that he is lying about being the Messiah, and is a painful but absolutely worthwhile read.

4. Lamb by Christopher Moore tell stories of Jesus from the perspective of another childhood friend. The above is far more serious, but this one is more in depth and more open minded, and while neither of them are historical, I greatly appreciate a new perspective on the life of our savior.

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if i ever misgender you or use slang (bro, man, gurl, dude) that makes you feel even slightly uncomfortable please tell me because your gender identity and comfort is more important than any word i may use to refer to you

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