Tag Archives: Religion and Spirituality

I Was Raptured This Weekend…At a Gay Bar

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Last night, for my friend Max’s 22nd birthday, I went to the gay bar on Capitol Hill titled, “R Place”. Needless to say, it was a…cultural experience. The expected crowd showed up: men with intense make-up, old men making-out, shirtless, … Continue reading

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A Sequel: Bumper Stickers Make Terrible Philosophers

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While riding home from a play in Ballard with my good friend and brother Andy Zook, we saw a bumper sticker on a car that read, “G-d Bless All Nations”. Underneath it, 15 different religious symbols stood all in a … Continue reading

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The Next Few Days: With a Shout Out to the Phillips Family, Andy Zook, Sue Ferguson Johnson,Wes Howard-Brook, Johanna Shorack,Theo Pulver, Matt Nguyen, Don Whitman, Bethany Chupp, and Many Others

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This post will be painful to write. Following on its coattails will be even more difficult. Have you ever had a sense of where you might be headed? Let’s say you’re driving a car, and you sort of know where … Continue reading

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Christmas Mourning

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Christmas evolved into an abomination. Born as a church celebration of the incarnation, Christmas lives in adolescent convolution and ambiguity. Confusion and anger about the holiday occur easily in the culture where we live. I write not to express anger. … Continue reading

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On the Road to Damascus (Or More Precisely, In the Dorm Called Ashton) With Apologies to My Ex-Girlfriend: How I Became a Christian Anarchist Part III

I mentioned earlier how 19 was an important year for me. The events of that year loom large in my mental vision. By that time, pacifism was less than something I believed. It became an identifier. Everyone knew how much … Continue reading

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