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J. Pittman McGehee

Entries by J. Pittman McGehee

The Christ Is Anywhere There Is Need

(4) Comments | Posted August 2, 2010 | 1:45 PM

I know what it is to be hungry. I know what it is to be thirsty. I know what it is to be a stranger. I know what it is to be naked. I know what it is to be sick. I know what it is to be in bondage....

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Our Relationship With The Church: Owning The Shadow And Growing Up

(23) Comments | Posted April 7, 2010 | 2:13 PM

To confront a person with his shadow is to show him his own light. Once one has experienced a few times what it is like to stand judgingly between the opposites, one begins to understand what is meant by the self. Anyone who perceives his shadow and his light simultaneously...
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A Revisionist Interpretation of Myths

(24) Comments | Posted March 23, 2010 | 2:30 PM

"The inner spaces that a good story lets us enter are the old apartments of religion." --John Updike

Many conservatives and fundamentalists refer to people like me as revisionists, and I that that as a compliment, because I think stories need to be revised. They need to be seen and...

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The Spiritual Journey from Biography To Autobiography - changing one's mind...

(12) Comments | Posted March 19, 2010 | 1:48 PM

"I'm writing an unauthorized autobiography." --Steven Wright, Comedian

Among all the noias, meta is my favorite. I so prefer it to para. The word, noia, of course, is from the Greek nous, meaning "mind." Paranoia is to be outside or beside one's mind. Meta means "change"; we see it in...

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Fishing for Our Souls

(67) Comments | Posted March 8, 2010 | 4:34 PM

When I lecture I always describe myself as an avowed Marxist-Leninist. My audience hears "Marxist-Leninist" but what I'm really saying is Marxist- Lennonist - that's Groucho and John, not Karl and Josef.

I identify with Groucho because he said he would never belong to any club that would have him...

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