UMC schism, a holistic take

a mystical möbius — curating facts, ideas, text, and media to create a contemplative space.   ~~~~~   We are stuck!!! Jesus Christ's Church is just fine! However, the fact that The People Called United Methodist are having extreme difficulty presenting an embodied witness to Christ's holistic community is an existential threat to the UMC. … Continue reading UMC schism, a holistic take

Barney’s bullet strategy and unintended consequences

a mystical möbius — curating facts, ideas, text, and media to create a contemplative space.   ~~~~~   BBS thought experiment [continues]  —BBS = “Barney’s Bullet strategy” (i.e., eliminating mass gun violence) [week one; week two] A "thought experiment" is a lot like fiction, in that it requires a temporary suspension of disbelief. BBS definitely puts … Continue reading Barney’s bullet strategy and unintended consequences

Putin’s lgbtq anti-“wokeness”?

a mystical möbius — curating facts, ideas, text, and media to create a contemplative space.     Proximate context - stoking "culture wars" I'm writing this piece today in response to Kansas U.S. Sen. Roger Marshall, who waded into the culture wars [again] yesterday [5/4/22] and essentially demanded the right to discriminate, i.e., requesting changes … Continue reading Putin’s lgbtq anti-“wokeness”?

Vladimir Putin’s “wokeness”?

a mystical möbius — curating facts, ideas, text, and media to create a contemplative space.   Housekeeping note:     ~~~~~ Politics and strange bedfellows In this short piece I show how Russian president Vladimir Putin appears to be in an unlikely ideological coalition with a U.S. social justice movement. Please allow me to explain. … Continue reading Vladimir Putin’s “wokeness”?