Can you tell your truth without shame and without apology?

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What does it mean to live out your own spiritual truth? Can you say that you are honoring your journey by living it authentically? These are the questions that came to me as I was watching the TED Talk presented by Ash Beckham. As noted by Beckham, there are times when we are all called to embrace and own our greatest truths. Those truths are often scary or inconvenient, and can be irreversibly costly. Nevertheless, a personal truth left untold can have its own consequences... Shame... Depressi...
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What I mean when I call Christianity a “privileged class”…

Here's a fact about me that I'm sure you don't know: I don't watch a lot of movies. This means that I'm woefully behind the times when it comes to movie-related pop culture. When I occasionally experience a hankering for a good movie, I either consult my trusty library of oldie-but-goody DVDs or I hit up a website like Crackle, where fairly recent titles are available to watch online for free. Tonight, I visited Crackle and found that they're running The Da Vinci Code-- a movie that like Star W...
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Let’s Not “Agree to Disagree”

I'm taking an interfaith conflict resolution course at my seminary. Tonight, the professor briefly touched on the difficulties experienced by religious people when attempting to solve problems within their own faiths. During her lecture, a certain student raised her hand to share that in her opinion, one example of internal religious conflict occurred several months ago when Chick-Fil-A's CEO expressed that he felt the "institution of marriage" should be "protected" by reserving it for heterose...
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