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My Little Monster

http://evangelicaloutpost.com/archives/2012/07/my-little-monster.html

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The Self and Groups of Selves

Nice post from “The Messy Middle” on identity, groups and inclusion. Also includes a wonderful Walt Whitman quote. Here’s the conclusion. Click through to read the whole post. I recommend the blog. She’s insightful and a good writer.

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How the Gun Changes the Self

An Atlantic piece on how the gun isn’t simply another technology. Holding a gun changes us, kind of like holding the Sauron’s ring changes the wearer. It isn’t automatic. It isn’t overwhelming, it is subtle, inviting, alluring. Every person I know … Continue reading

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If Darwin was Right, His Children Will Lose

Through The Cold Eye of Science We are frail, vulnerable creatures orbiting a burning ball of gas at 66,000 miles an hour, rotating on an axis at over a thousand miles an hour, the experience of which we are mostly … Continue reading

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Should we Stop Asking Jesus Into Our Hearts?

From CT: Should we stop asking Jesus into our hearts? Great title and idea for an article (and book). I didn’t think the article delivered as I hoped it would.

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Katy Perry, the Samaritan Woman of John 4 and what it means to be a Christian

Most of what I know about Katy Perry I know from reading articles from the Christianity Today website (here and here). That makes me feel super uncool and evangelical, but oh well… Katy’s story (for those of you like me … Continue reading

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“A Love Letter To My Body”

Interesting blog post by a woman who writes a poignant love letter to her body. The relationship between our “self” and our “body” has everything to do with 1. time and 2. the fact that our self is not really … Continue reading

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Theater, Self, Suffering and Augustine

James KA Smith compare and interview with Tony Kushner with Augustine’s confession. That’s exactly what terrifies Augustine about the stage in Book III of the Confessions: the actor so regularly divests the self of a center and identify–so regularly fragments and … Continue reading

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Circumcision: Is Identity Received or Achieved?

The New York Times weighed in on the circumcision war with a debate. So many interesting questions are engaged by this debate: Is circumcision a permanent intrusion of a parent’s decision upon the flesh of their male child? I would suggest … Continue reading

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Talking to Your Self

This video is getting over a views a day. Why? When we look at our past self, we find it a mystery. How have I changed? What has changed me? Are the changes good? I’d love to be able to … Continue reading

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