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Dispatches from the Radical Middle

Once again, tinyprayers has found one of those "I wish I'd written that" pieces, this one about the misuse of the L-word (and stooopid labeling) in the Church. (Yes! We get it too.) A lot of what the author says rings very true for me.

Some of you may have seen this other places, but if not, here goes:

Why I Am Not a """Liberal"""

I might expand on this some on the new, improved BFG when I have a chance.


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Jul. 1st, 2005 05:57 am (UTC)
totally off topic
Who is depicted in your user icon on this post?
Jul. 1st, 2005 03:09 pm (UTC)
Re: totally off topic
That is an ikon of Mary Magdalene. It was commissioned by Grace Cathedral (my former congregation) and I was present at its dedication, which also featured the first woman bishop in the Anglican church. So it is a special image to me. Every time I am at Grace, I go and light candles in front of it.

I also consider MM to be an apostle, who didn't get the title because of the anti-woman backlash in the "church fathers" era (not, I may note, the Gospel era). As a Christian feminist I consider her one of my Patrons.

Given all the legend around the Magdalene, she's not as "totally off topic" as you might think; speaking and living the truth when others are casting literal or figurative mud or stones is no small task.
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