Archive for September, 2010

Aphorism #11

Posted: September 30, 2010 in Aphorism, For brothers

A church institution that equates itself  with the Body of Christ will inevitably condition its single Men to primarily rely on other people for the energy in their walk with God.


I recently wrote an Aphorism about ballroom dance being useful for mitigating certain effects of Evangelical culture. While it had been known to me that author Paul Coughlin had taken some tango lessons with his wife, it is just today that I discovered this old posting of his. 

It so happens I have a passing degree of  skill on the floor, as does, I gather, John Immel who edits SpiritualTyranny linked to from my blogroll.    At some point I will address the fear-based reasoning regnant in some churches about this topic, but not today.

See you on the floor.

Species of control freaks

Posted: September 22, 2010 in Aphorism, Commentary

A church or individual that accepts the reality of the present-day speaking of the Holy Spirit can be just as much possessed of a control-freak mentality as a hyper-controlling fundamentalist fellowship that denies the present day speaking of the Holy Spirit.

I have previously brought this essay by Paul Coughlin to your attention, and now I bring this one to your attention as well. Good for SXMs to read as well as Single Christian Women; preferably together over a cup of tea or your libation of choice. These two essays thumbnail the destructive possibilities of trying to squeeze women into the “sugar and spice” mold. Thus there are educational opportunities for both men and women to be had.


Posted: September 16, 2010 in Commentary, Other people's writing

A blogger styling himself as “Dalrock” has given us some fine commentary here and here.

Piece of Advice #69

Posted: September 16, 2010 in Commentary, Other people's writing

I link here to a blogger who is offering very relevant commentary, not only in the posting I link to but elsewhere on his or her site.

Aphorism #12

Posted: September 15, 2010 in Aphorism, For brothers, For sisters

A single Christian man builds self-esteem by doing difficult things. A wise single Christian woman learns to build a single Christian man’s ego by honoring him for this.