Theology and the Coastline
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Theology and the Coastline

"To return to the coast. Here, again, the framework for a capacious theology equipped with a creative unknowing may be perceived. The ocean is at its most interesting at the coast, where it meets its opposite. We need to reinstate experience as the primary theological source."
It’s Beautiful When You Eat: Reclaiming and Rediscovering Appetite
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It’s Beautiful When You Eat: Reclaiming and Rediscovering Appetite

"It would seem that misogynistic religious traditions sometimes play a role in the entry of anorexia and various eating disorders, as they encourage women to develop appetite-denying practices. Traditional, patriarchal readings of the text take away the notion of appetite as life giving, and these alternative readings have the ability to give women back what was taken from them: a healthy appetite, the expression of which is in their control."
The American Church in Black and White
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The American Church in Black and White

"What I do know is that being black in segregated white churches makes white people so uncomfortable that they choose to silence us, and call our pain “division.” The very pain that wouldn’t exist if, as Dr. Eric Mason likes to say, the white church had been the church instead of being the white church."
The Devil in the Mirror by Ben Garrett
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The Devil in the Mirror

"One of the great ironies of our time (perhaps of history) is that it is precisely at the table where Christ broke bread with his betrayer that Christians are huddling together with people who differ from them in almost no meaningful way."
The Domestication of American Christianity #EmptyThePews
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The Domestication of American Christianity #EmptyThePews

"Unfortunately, our desires for a more just society exist in a religious environment with little in the way of infrastructure to nurture them. Rather than creating agents of profound social change, our religious institutions create passive religious content consumers."