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Your honesty in these lines is refreshing and familiar - I find myself at the same place ... "I don’t pretend to have those answers. But as I read Jesus’ story in context I’m somewhat shocked, offended, and humbled. I may need to rethink some things."
Wow ... sorry you had that said you to as you moved to Costa Rico.
Sounds like an "evangelism bomb" is something like a "verse grenade." That what I've labeled verses thrown my way when I'm having a discussion with someone and we have different opinions and they throw an out-of-context verse saying and add something like this is what God says, so that's how it is. Ends the discussion. Or they might add, I'll pray for you on the end.
You've been tweeting all these great writing tips and I think I came here expecting a post about writing. Plus, I've been in a writer's critique/edit/rewrite mode lately (and Lord knows, my writing needs it) so when I read this I was doing that.
Now when I reread it, I realized I had read somethings wrong, such as: when you said someone would email, not call, I thought you meant your brother and then later he did call. Now I realize you meant the U- Haul company emailed instead of calling. So it was my mistake - I'm so sorry, please have a great Saturday inspite of me :)
And KatR - please, please don't allow my comment on here to keep you from blogging. This is the first time I've criticized a blog post in public and I was wrong - so I guess I learned my lesson!
"Picking Dandelions" by Sarah Cunningham
Rarely watch award shows.
I'm glad Cornelius bugged you, I've been waiting to see your viewpoint on this. I know you're in the middle of a major life change with your job and moving, but geesh, you have to obey the Christian blogging law.
As for your question: I don't like any labels - I changed my political card to 'Independent' years ago (before it was cool to do that) So though I am a Bible believer and I follow Jesus, I rarely use 'Christian' to describe myself. That label has bothered me ... a lot. And I don't think not using it means I don't like Jesus' bride (as many other bloggers have said) I am in a community of believers and know that is an important part of my spiritual journey, but the Christian label carries so much baggage with it, I prefer to stay away from it.