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Treason, Treachery, And The Trauma Of Trust

Treason, Treachery, And The Trauma Of Trust

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In a recent “Skeptic’s Collection” column, I used the “Vergangenheit” episode of the critically acclaimed Netflix series The Crown as a springboard to a broader discussion of the relationship, within the Christian tradition, of forgiveness and trust. Implicit in my discussion was a critique of the conception of this relationship among, not all, but broad segments of the progressive-Christian community, which seems to often believe that the two are, if not strictly synonymous, then at least closely related. I argued to the contrary:  that trust is always, at best, conditional, even on those occasions when forgiveness is absolutely required. My question is this:  if we transpose that transaction between the Queen and the former King (now Duke) from a human to a theological key, is the Qu

Through the Alchemy of Our Darkest Nights

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For my sisters and all their children. Love, Jamie TODAY WE RISE "The world is missing what we have to offer, our wisdom, our sweetness, our love and our hunger for peace." ♥ Note: If you are viewing this from email, it is likely you will have to link through to the site to watch this short but charming film with an important message. Jamie Dedes (The Poet by Day) THE NOVEMBER ISSUE OF THE BeZINE IS UP. THE THEME IS AT-RISK YOUTH, Terri Stewart leads Be sure to read her introductory remarks. The BeZine, 15 Nov. 2015, Vol. 2, Issue 1 (At-risk Youth)