The idolatry and slavery of identity

“You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in You.” –  St. Augustine, Confessions “All of you who were baptized into Christ have put on the family likeness of Christ.  Gone is the distinction between Jew and Greek, slave and free man, male and female – you […]

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Sexcapades with St. Augustine

Oh, baby. Awwwwww, yeaaaahhhhhh, you know that’s right. We’re talkin’ ’bout sex, ’cause you know that’s what you’re thinkin’ about. Let’s talk about sex, baby, let’s talk about you and…Augustine? Oh, yeah, Augustine, girl (or boy, as it were).  That sly dog.  The Church Father who puts the “hip” in Hippo. Because, seriously, Augustine loved […]

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My broken sex

I don’t think “obsessed” is a strong enough word to describe our cultural relationship with sex. We worship it. And I am as guilty as anyone (contributing to the struggle I’m having with my tone as I write this). We bow down at the feet of sex: to have mind-numbing, toe-curling sex however and as […]

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