Tag Archive | Marcus Borg

Links of the Week – April 3, 2015

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* Shatner Pays Tribute To Nimoy

* Takei Calls For Boycott

* Astros Unveil The Eat-On-The-Go Chicken And Waffle Cone

* We Need A Middle Class President

* 5 Charts That Show How The Middle Class Is Disappearing

* Can We Guess What Your Reading Habits Say About Your Love Life? – (Mine was FRIGHTENINGLY correct.)
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* How Old Do You Actually Act? – (I got 5-years-old. *sigh*)

* Angry Little Garden Gnome

* What My Zodiac Sign Says About Me – (Again, correct.)

* “I Thought I Was Bipolar” Shirt – (Need)

* PostSecret: Jazz Hands

* PostSecret: I Feel Like A Hostage

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* Monkey Meets Puppies For The First Time, Wants To Snuggle Them As Badly As Anyone Else – (Ow! My heart just exploded!)

* Tim Cook: Pro-Discrimination ‘Religious Freedom’ Laws Are Dangerous

* Moist Chocolate Cupcakes with Ganache Filling – (Proof that God loves us. He’d love me more if he’d magic these to my house.)

* The Problem With Cars And Self-Absorption

* The Spirit Of Atlanta: A Quest For Context Of 1920’s Atlanta – (Awesome old pictures of the city!)

* The Scandal Of A Crucified God (A Good Friday Reflection)

* The Importance Of Doubt (A Holy Saturday Reflection)

* When The Right To Discriminate Collides With The Rites Of Holy Week

* The Right’s Made Up God: How Bigots Created A White Supremacist Jesus

* How ‘One Nation’ Didn’t Become ‘Under God’ Until The 50s Religious Revival – (My favorite read of the week!)

* You Don’t Have To Go To Work On Opening Day Because The Brewers Wrote You An Excuse Note

* Watch Guys Attempt To Explain How Periods Work – (Hysterical. And a little sad. 🙂 )

* What The Hell Is That Tribble Doing?

* Rape Suspect Had Burns At Court Appearance – (I would get on a plane right now, given the opportunity, and go to Ohio and beat this fucker to death with my double wall Miken. PLEASE let me do it!)

* Transgender Elders Show Us The Meaning Of Survival

* ‘Child Abuse’ For A Girl To Dress Like A Boy? – (Sigh…)

* Man Thinking About Just Packing Up And Making Exact Same Mistakes Someplace Far Away

* What To Do When You Hate Yourself

* Me On My Future Plans

* How I’m Going To End Up

* Sex Doesn’t Sell…

* It’s All About Falling In Love With Yourself…

* The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth And Lou Gehrig

* Girls Baseball Team Wins Championship At Boys’ Tournament – (Not just a little local tournament, a USSSA NATIONAL tournament!)

* Menswear Dog: The Most Stylish Dog In The World – (THIS! Blog of the Week!!!)

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“And when she is done, she will head for town, center, she will board the first bus she sees. Find a seat by a window, ride to the end of town.

And then? She stops. She does not know. She has not thought this part through. But it occurs to her then she can just keep on riding. It is possible, yes. She will just stay on the bus and ride. To some other place, some other town. She will look for it out all the windows. And when she sees it at last, she will know.”

Some Other Town, Elizabeth Collison


“Death will get us all. Moreover, astrophysicists tell us, even the earth and the solar system will one day be destroyed as the sun explodes in its dying gasp. On a more finite level, life is filled with threats to our existence: accidents, disease, violence, unemployment, poverty. Life easily looks threatening.

If we do see reality this way, how will we respond to life? In a word, defensively. We will seek to build systems of security and self-protection to fend off the hostile powers as long as possible.”

The Heart of Christianity, Marcus J. Borg


“It’s less embarrassing for people to think I look stupid when I intentionally look like a boy, than for them to think I look stupid when I’m trying my best to actually look like a woman.”

Deanna Dennis


“I am also learning how to feel. I’m learning that it can be safe to experience emotions. Running away – literally and figuratively – only temporarily removed me from the pain I was feeling. In order to exercise in a healthy way, I had to learn how to feel without searching for a way to self-destruct. It’s been a massive struggle to learn to accept myself. I’ve had to work to believe that I am OK exactly the way that I am, that nothing needs to be ‘beaten’ out of me.”

– Kenzi Rome, http://twloha.com/blog/making-my-workouts-work-me


“[L]ook more closely at the hard things in life: They’re trying to tell you something if you’ll listen.”

Tomboy, Liz Prince

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Links of the Week – January 23, 2015

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Braves Offense Will Make It Feel Like The Mid-70s Again

* PostSecret: Cutting

* 10 Things Pastors Wish Church Members Knew About Ministry – (And where it says “men,” please insert “and women.”)

* 32 GIFs Guaranteed To Make You Laugh Every Time

* A Catholic Sister’s Ministry In The Transgender Community

* PostSecret: Alone

* Vermont Novelty Toaster Corporation – (Because you KNOW you need a Sarah Palin toaster!)

* Anderson Cooper Takes On The “Gay Agenda” – (HOOT! 😀 )

* Atlanta’s Five Points On Peachtree In 1925

* Biden Arrives Early To Set Up State Of The Union Fog Machine

* Bill & Melinda Gates: Our Bet For 2030

* Breakfast Egg Rolls – (Where has this revelation been in my life???)

* Brutally Honest: Is It OK To Let Your Child Fail?

* Can An NBA Team Act Like Jesus?

* Casey Legler: The Only Woman Working Exclusively As A Male Model

* CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield Mistakenly Condemns Eagles’ Guitarist Joe Walsh – (SMH)

* Dangerously Cheesy: Deputies Find Meth In Cheetos Bag – (Best lede ever!)

* Frozen Bubbles Are Super Awesome – (Beautiful!)

* Let’s Declare #IAmNigeria To Honor Nation’s 2000 Lives Lost To Terrorists

* Lonesome Alito Declares Marriage Only Between A Man And The Sea

* Marcus Borg, Leading Liberal Theologian And Historical Jesus Expert, Dies At 72 – (Love his work!)

* Meet Positively Adorable New Gerber Baby – (Owwwwwww! My ovaries!)

* Mini Chocolate Cakes With Salted Carmel Buttercream – (Wait for it! You know it’s coming…)

 

* Pablo The Chameleon Knows How To Make An Entrance – (#wreckingball)

* Princeton Football To Play Spring Game In Osaka, Japan

Baseball Writer Christina Kahrl Finds Acceptance As A Trans Woman In The Sports World

* Space X Releases Dramatic Photos And Video Of Rocket Landing Explosion – (BIIIGGGG Bada Boom!)

* Survey: Nearly 92% Of Congress Is Christian

* The 10 Least Necessary Bibles Ever Published

* The False Gospel Of Gender Binaries – (Simply outstanding!)

* The Heresy Of Worshiptainment – (*clears throat*)

 

* The World Isn’t As Scary As You Might Think – (Statistics prove it’s true!)

* There You Have It – (LINK OF THE WEEK)

* To Serve Man: It’s A Notebook!

* What If Heaven Is Not For Real? – (“Our not-being in the past doesn’t worry us. So, why does our not-being in the future freak us out so much?”)

* What To Expect At The National Center For Civil And Human Rights In Atlanta – (This sounds amazing!)

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“Expectations are resentments waiting to happen….”
– Crooked Little Heart, Anne Lamott
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“She felt like she had to be mean if she wanted to be herself, while all the grown-ups wanted her to be soft and sad and loving like they were being, and she did not want them to mess with her. She raised her elbows higher, like the turrets of a castle, to keep the grown-ups away. She felt fiercely alone, and she wanted to feel that way.”
– Crooked Little Heart, Anne Lamott
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“Don’t let fear decide your future.”
Shalane Flanagan, American long-distance runner
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“The money spent by one campus ministry to cover the costs of their Central American mission trip to repaint an orphanage would have been sufficient to hire two local painters and two new full-time teachers and purchase new uniforms for every student in the school.”
Toxic Charity, Robert D. Lupton
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