TRUTH: In 1000 Words or Less

TRUTH-Episode 46- The Never-Ending Quest for the Latest and Greatest

In this week's TRUTH: In 1000 Words or Less, Steven encourages us to want less and smile more, being grateful for the things we have rather than always craving the latest and greatest.

TRUTH-Episode 45-Make Your Kids Do Something, and then don‘t give a damn…

In this week's TRUTH: In 1000 or Less, Steven discusses the importance of sports or other extracurricular activities for kids' personal development.

TRUTH-Episode 44-Embrace What You Suck At

In this week's TRUTH: In 1000 Words or Less, Steven reminds us to accept and embrace our personal shortcomings in order to more fully appreciate the unique qualities that make each and every one of us amazing human beings.

TRUTH-Episode 43- The Erosion of the National Civic Discourse

In this week's TRUTH: In 1000 Words or Less, Steven explores how our once healthy discussion of topics of national importance has devolved into a close-minded team mentality that keeps both the left and the right in their respective camps while drowning out any perspectives from the other side.

TRUTH-Episode 42- Why Baba O‘Reily is the Greatest Rock Song of All-Time

In this week's TRUTH: In 1000 Words or Less, Steven delves into the societal import of The Who's classic rock anthem.

TRUTH-Episode 41- Everything is Definitely NOT Better in Texas

In this week's TRUTH: In 1000 Words or Less, Steven asks how men in the Texas state legislature could dare try to deprive women of autonomy over their own bodies by passing an abortion bill that flies in the face of American democracy.

TRUTH-Episode 40-Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is

In this week's TRUTH: In 1000 Words or Less, Steven asks if our federal budget, and our significant allays into military defense spending, suggest that as a society we are operating from a place of fear rather than a place of love.

TRUTH-Episode 39-Shame on Us for Not Shaming

In this week's TRUTH: In 1000 Words or Less, Steven suggests that given the continued rise of the obesity epidemic, we should be shaming poor dietary habits and lack of exercise the same way we shame smoking and drug use.

TRUTH-Episode 38- Please Don’t Feed the Bears

This week's TRUTH: In 1000 Words or Less takes a more philosophical look at how we as human beings try to make nature adapt to us rather than allowing ourselves to adapt to it.

TRUTH-Episode 37- The Persuasion of the Christ

In this week's TRUTH: In 1000 Words or Less, Steven discusses religious conformity and the role of religion in social justice with the Rev. Dr. Marcia Ledford, Cvil Rights Attorney.

 

Email
marcia@miptm.com

Website
https://www.politicaltheologymatters.com

Media Resources
https://www.politicaltheologymatters.com/media

The Rev. Dr. Marcia Ledford’s blog

https://www.politicaltheologymatters.com/blog

Harvard Implicit Bias Testing (on numerous topics)
https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/education.html

Civil Discourse Training offered via The Episcopal Church
   For Individuals:
https://www.churchnext.tv/library/instruments-of-peace-a-guide-to-civil-discourse/109671/about/
   For Groups: https://www.churchnext.tv/library/instruments-of-peace-a-guide-to-civil-discourse/109671/about/

A Spirituality of Resistance

Great resource for the spirituality of resistance. Roger writes about creation care, but the concepts are applicable to any issue. The spirituality of resistance involves doing the inner work to discover what your passions are. Then you join with others sharing these common goals to work for justice and the greater good.

https://www.amazon.com/How-Think-Theologically-Howard-Stone/dp/0800699327?asin=0800699327&revisionId=&format=4&depth=1

Be sure to get the latest (third, I think) edition of this wonderful book. It’s about understanding our “embedded” theology, that which we grew up absorbing and believing,
As we grow up and grow in faith, we often realize that what we’re taught often doesn’t relate to our life. The authors, Stone and Duke are seminary professors. They do a great job writing about how we are all theologians, whether we have a bunch of letters after our names or not. That’s because we all must navigate our society, current events, and or daily life as people of faith. This is a great book for “evangelicals” and those who are “deconstructing” their faith.

Family Acceptance Project (Resources for LGBTQ youth, families, and caregivers)

https://familyproject.sfsu.edu
Several publications are available by giving your email address and zip code

The Saint Helena Psalter
(Church Publishing, 2004)
Inclusive language version of the 150 Psalms found in the Bible
Excellent text for LGBTQ populations

Links for LGBTQ people of faith

LGBTQ Resources from The Episcopal Church

https://www.episcopalchurch.org/who-we-are/lgbtq/organizations/
The Human Rights Campaign (interfaith resources)

https://www.hrc.org/resources/faith-resoures

The National LGBTQ Task Force

Creating an inclusive and welcoming church:

http://www.welcomingresources.org/communityorg.htm:

Anti-Human Trafficking  National Hotline

https://humantraffickinghotline.org

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