What if you slept And what if In your sleep You dreamed And what if In your dream You went to heaven And there plucked a strange and beautiful flower And what if When you awoke You had that flower in your hand Ah, what then? ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge Long ago, there lived far to […]

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John ended his cell phone call when he saw Edward approaching. “So you were going to tell me a story, something about what happened last week,” the gruff voice rang in Edward’s ears as he sat his cup of coffee down and slid into the secluded booth across from John. The out-of-the-way diner was busy […]

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Through the Motions – Unfolded Ep. 9

This is a story written by Dave Harrity. Listen to Through The Motions on iTunes, Stitcher or Homebrewed Christianity. …    I’ll try pretty much anything once. I’ve lived by this tenet since I married my wife Amanda, after our minister gave me advice on how to get along together: whatever she’s taking on, be […]

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The Invisible One – Unfolded ep. 8

Listen to The Invisible One on iTunes, Stitcher or Homebrewed Christianity. This story is inspired by John 4:7-9 Malcolm knocked on the door which was left half open by the last nurse, and slowly entered the room. He looked around and saw a figure move behind the dividing curtain which was pulled shut. He blinked, […]

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Beelzy’s Lot – Unfolded Ep. 7

This is episode 7 of the Unfolded Podcast. The story was written by Lyle Enright and you can listen to the episode here, here or here. …  “So why don’t you come get me, then?” I said, breathing hard, my hands on my knees.             “I can’t.” The response was harsh, and grey-sounding. A little […]

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The Escapement – Unfolded Ep. 6

This is episode 6 of the Unfolded Podcast. You can listen to this episode on itunes, Stitcher or Homebrewed Christianity.  …  1320 A.D. Brother Ferdinand had been in the sanctuary since before daybreak, and the church was dark except for three flickering white candles. He enjoyed listening to the liquid flowing steadily into the vertical […]

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I don’t explain–I explore

“I don’t explain—I explore” –Marshall McLuhan It’s true. I’m still thinking about the LOST finale after almost a week. The more I reflect on it and the more I hear other people reflect on the story of LOST, the more I’m convinced of how much it can help people approach a better understanding of the […]

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Embodying the Abstract: Damon Lindelof Is A Great Thinker

“…because the one thing we can all relate to is character. And the harder thing to relate to are these sort of highfalutin concepts. And when we find ourselves getting away from the “who,” that’s when we start getting into trouble.” This quote came from Daman Lindeloff, one of the co-creators of LOST. He was […]

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Lewis Carroll, Orthodox/Quaker Thought, The Audobon Society, and the Willingness to Squint

An extraordinary presentation by Callid Keefe-Perry at Theology After Google.  The part that really stuck with me was when he quoted Rufus Jones’ Introduction to George Fox’s journal. “…real spiritual life begins when the individual becomes aware of [God].” This really makes me think of the example Peter Rollins uses when speaking about the God […]

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