I am not questioning whether Jesus is “the way, the truth, and the life” or how hypostatic union works (the mysterious concept that Jesus is somehow both fully god and fully human), but whether it is necessary to understand and believe these things. Can I have relationship with God while remaining ignorant of or rejecting Christology and the Jesus narrative? Yes. I can.
I could certainly vote for a candidate who happened to be Libertarian or a position sponsored by Libertarians. However, convincing me to “Vote Libertarian” requires not just convincing me of your party’s benefits, but convincing me to align with your party. That meets a higher test. Here are some of the issues that stood out to me as I declined the invitation:
WARNING: As the title suggests, this article is Part 1 in my ongoing story with suicide. What do I mean by “ongoing”? Two things. First, the story isn’t over. I’m not cured. Second, the story isn’t over. I’m still here. In telling my story, I am going to be specific in sharing my thoughts and actions. I understand that’s not a story everyone wants to read. If, for any reason, reading a first hand experience of self-harm ideation and action is going to put you in a bad place, please don’t read. It’s good to know our limits and set appropriate boundaries.
I love Oregon’s vote-by-mail system. I get to sit down with my iPad and read through the issues with my ballot in hand. I can dwell over the ballot without worry others in line behind me will be upset. I can vote in the middle of the night and don’t have to dress appropriately.
I’m not at all comfortable with this, but I’ve kicked rocks in motion toward applying for more VA Disability Compensation and to start on Social Security Disability. On the one hand, I am disabled. These programs are designed to help disabled persons. My situation is why the system exists. I need more structure and income. This will provide the needed…
One year ago today, I came out as gender questioning. I confessed I had struggled with gender since I was four years old, still struggled with what gender meant in general and for me, and asked friends for patience and assistance. Here are a few thoughts one year later.