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An Idea Over Coffee for the Sweet Baby Jesus (no Trucker Cap Required)

Is it that time of year already? Thanksgiving is next week, and Christmas is coming…how are you feeling? Overwhelmed? Resolute? Confused? Curious? From the latest mass shootings to ongoing political turmoil, from the revelatory heartbreak of #MeToo to cascading ecological devastation, for many of us it’s a tough year to hold out for hope. I want to await the arrival […]

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The Reality and Goodness of the World: Tantric Jesus | James Reho

What follows is the first of several excerpts from one of this month’s Speakeasy book review selections, Tantric Jesus, wherein Episcopal Priest and tantric initiate James Reho makes a provocative proposal: Original Christian spirituality, as practiced in the early church and by Jesus himself, was tantric in nature. In the West, Tantra often evokes images of arcane rituals or acrobatic sexuality, […]

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Frank Viola’s Lighter Side

…So: I’m one of the last people to interact with this today, I’m sure. But Frank Viola, recently a blogger, has started a podcast of sorts. Today he asks an interesting (if basic) question here regarding the sheer variety of readings of Scripture, and its consequences. Though he doesn’t always enable comments, they are open […]

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