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Episcopalian. Composer. Church Musician. D&D DM. Clergy spouse. Dad. Python. Machine Learning Docs & Education (@Google). | he / him / his
Jun 16, 2021 12 tweets 4 min read
@Noniusvianus [[heavy sigh]]
[[googles lyrics]] @Noniusvianus I am the very model of a former Catholic Anglican
I've information from my sources deep within the Vatican
I know the Petrine scions and I quote the Popes historical
From Linus, Cletus, Sextus up to Peter the Romanical
Jun 15, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
What if the Wrath of God which was satisfied in the crucifixion was self-directed? Like... SOMEONE HAD TO DIE FOR JUSTICE... what if it had been God all along who deserved that punishment? A punishment only God could justly mete out or endure?
Jun 15, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
I hate every single thing in this thread, and would like to offer some actually good examples Ray Charles’ use of black gospel music in his pop songs.

“People Get Ready”, and almost everything else by the Blind Boys of Alabama

“One Love” and other songs by Bob Marley

“Ring Them Bells “ by Bob Dylan

The Beach Boys use of close harmony they learned in church
Nov 14, 2020 29 tweets 6 min read
I keep finding out that what most people think parables are about is wrong

In other words

Often, the Standard & Obvious Plain Meaning of the Story, is directly the opposite to what Jesus probably meant or how his first listeners probably would have understood it

OMG A THREAD PARABLE OF THE TALENTS
(this Sunday in the RCL)

Master gives three slaves money. Two of them make more money. One buries it. The one who buries it is punished.

Moral of the story:
Use the gifts that God gave you. Don't bury your talent in the dirt. #BestLife #Blessed

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Or...
Nov 14, 2020 6 tweets 1 min read
SPOILER ALERT
Don't read if you'll hear my wife preach tomorrow
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To you who think the Parable of the Talents is about how we should make the best use of what God gave us, I ask…

Is God a harsh slave master who reaps where he did not sow and gathers what he did not scatter? Does the God you serve think of any person as worthless?

Does your Father in Heaven cast any of his children into the outer darkness for being lazy and wicked?

Do you worship a God who gives more to those who have, and takes from those who have nothing?
Nov 13, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
I lived at a seminary for five years. I know a lot of priests.

Of the three most incompetent, immature I have known, two are at least late 40s. The other is mid 30s. (All white men who fucking sailed through ordination process.)

2 of 3 should NEVER have been ordained. (The 3rd is a good guy who could be a good priest with better formation, mentorship, and therapy. Which he has not gotten.)

Of the two most competent, mature priests I know personally. one is 34 and the other is late 40s or (maybe?) early 50s.