When Symbolism Flirts: the odd relationship between Christian and Pagan symbols

Symbols are everything. If you doubt that then think of the strength of feeling which is evooked by the American Flag — both positive and negative. Land of hope and freedom, or symbol of the armed forces occupying your land? How about the Swastika? Once a symbol of good fortune and the perpetual rise and fall of …

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#DecemberOfDiscipline: Training to be a Priest

Context This post is written primarily for the group of 200+ men participating in #DecemberOfDiscipline. Initiated by Hunter Drew of TheFamilyAlpha blog and author of #31DtM (31 Days to Masculinity), #DecemberOfDiscipline is a month long series of challenges aimed at helping men to reclaim their sense of purpose and to express themselves authentically as men. …

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#MediaLit17 Chronicles 17: Flinging Stars into Space

And…. here we are! The final morning! We are kicking off with the enigmatically entitled ‘Flinging Stars into Space’ with Pete Phillips. Controvesial statement to start with while expressing a love of technology: I no longer wear an apple watch because it is a dead technology. For Pete, the digital is all about what it …

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#MediaLit17 Chronicles 16: “Hacking Church”

#MediaLit17 Chronicles 16: “Hacking Church” We went to the pub and spoke to a couple of local Methodists who operate intentionally with a “hacking mindset” to approach church life and engage with mission. This was a great and long conversation, and given the nature of it I’d struggle to adequately represent the whole conversation but …

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