Pau!
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by Bil Aulenbach
2w ago
Pau is a fun Hawaiian word meaning “something is done or finished.” It’s one of those words that is overused but incredibly useful. I’d like to use it here to describe my present relationship with the institutional church. I have been an Episcopalian for my entire 92 years, even for 3 years in college when ... Read more The post Pau! first appeared on Peace Love Joy Hope ..read more
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New Insights
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by Bil Aulenbach
2w ago
I first saw Sarah McCammon on 60 Minutes on March 24, 2024. She was promoting her book, The Exvangelicals: Loving, Living, and Leaving the White Evangelical Church. I was hoping for some insights into evangelicals. Sarah delivered. My first finding: The Evangelicals are more of a cult than a religion. One of their primary missions ... Read more The post New Insights first appeared on Peace Love Joy Hope ..read more
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Jesus Christ Superstar
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by Bil Aulenbach
2w ago
Annie and I went to see the fiftieth anniversary of the professional stage production of Jesus Christ Superstar on January 20, 2024. The show was outstanding. The whole time I was tapping my foot and singing along with the music, which brought back many warm memories. In 1970, a concert version of this production was ... Read more The post Jesus Christ Superstar first appeared on Peace Love Joy Hope ..read more
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What Makes a Strong Democracy
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by Bil Aulenbach
2w ago
I have no idea why the book By All Means Available was even on my Kindle. I didn’t know the author or the title, which didn’t attract me. The only aspect that might have interested me was that the author was in the special forces. As a former Marine, I still seem to be intrigued ... Read more The post What Makes a Strong Democracy first appeared on Peace Love Joy Hope ..read more
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What’s So Good about Good Friday?
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by Bil Aulenbach
2w ago
Thursday was probably a good day for Jesus until late in the evening. He celebrated Passover dinner with his twelve best friends, and then they went out to the garden of Gethsemane to pray. Good turned to bad when his “friend” Judas, the betrayer, arrived with soldiers, who arrested Jesus on the grounds of sedition ... Read more The post What’s So Good about Good Friday? first appeared on Peace Love Joy Hope ..read more
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I’m an A-theist
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by Bil Aulenbach
2w ago
The church is full of A-theists. The problem is most of them won’t admit it. Let’s start with some definitions. Theist: a person who believes in the existence of a god or gods, specifically of a creator who intervenes in the universe. Atheist: a person who disbelieves in gods. A-theist*: a person who is against ... Read more The post I’m an A-theist first appeared on Peace Love Joy Hope ..read more
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How? And Why?
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by Bil Aulenbach
2w ago
He is a narcissist, pathological liar, misogynist, racist, cheater (on his wives, taxes, business associates, and employees for starters), vengeful and crude person, opportunist, wannabe dictator, conspiracist, insurrectionist (he even led one against his own country), and phony with ninety-one felony counts. Oh yes, he was the forty-fifth president of the United States and the ... Read more The post How? And Why? first appeared on Peace Love Joy Hope ..read more
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Enough Trite Sayings!
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by Bil Aulenbach
2w ago
Almost on a daily basis I hear someone spout some churchy saying that makes me ask, “What does that even mean?” For example, some folks end a conversation with “Have a blessed day!” or “Have a bless’d day!” What does that mean? Is it better than “Have a good day”? Are they invoking their god ... Read more The post Enough Trite Sayings! first appeared on Peace Love Joy Hope ..read more
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New Insights
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by Bil Aulenbach
1M ago
I first saw Sarah McCammon on 60 Minutes on March 24, 2024. She was promoting her book, The Exvangelicals: Loving, Living, and Leaving the White Evangelical Church. I was hoping for some insights into evangelicals. Sarah delivered. My first finding: The Evangelicals are more of a cult than a religion. One of their primary missions ... Read more The post New Insights first appeared on Peace Love Joy Hope ..read more
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Jesus Christ Superstar
Peace Love Joy Hope
by Bil Aulenbach
1M ago
Annie and I went to see the fiftieth anniversary of the professional stage production of Jesus Christ Superstar on January 20, 2024. The show was outstanding. The whole time I was tapping my foot and singing along with the music, which brought back many warm memories. In 1970, a concert version of this production was ... Read more The post Jesus Christ Superstar first appeared on Peace Love Joy Hope ..read more
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