Some years ago, a friend who had spent many years being sexually molested by a family member, carefully and haltingly confided in me that pa...
Presuppositions . . .
Some things to note about this blog.
It is a religious blog, the religion being Christianity.
I come with the understanding that the point of the Gospel is bringing in the Reign of God. This has a personally saving dimension, but, as I recently heard a preacher say, Christianity isn't about getting saved, it's about saving. That will mean many different things. There may be arguments.
Comments, disagreements, agreements, invitations to parties---all welcome. Not so welcome: rude behavior, name calling, general acts of hate (especially those that are being passed off as "love"). I appreciate transparency in remarks. My real name is up there, be brave enough to put yours up there, too. I'm starting this out without moderation. If we all play well together, perhaps it can remain without moderation. I generally don't like rules (I'm more gospel than law---but don't tell anyone---I'm Lutheran, I'm supposed to embrace law AND gospel) so please don't make me enforce any.
There are likely to be as many, maybe more quotes from the Desert Fathers and Mothers as from the Bible. We each have slightly varying canons that way.
Just to explain the title of this blog, it's a play on my family name. If you don't get it, type in "orts" at dictionary.com.
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Arts, religion, where those intersect, and where they don't . . . a freelance writer with credits in OutSmart Magazine, Dance Studio Life, Dance Source Houston, The Christian Century, Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide, Living Lutheran . . . impractically educated, with a BFA in theater (Texas State University), an M.Div, (Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest), and an MA in interdisciplinary arts (Columbia College Chicago) . . . visit my other blogs, listed in my full profile . . . available for all kinds of things, most of which fall under standard legal, ethical, and moral guidelines.