This interview with Philadelphia designer TJ Walsh is the first in the Oderifous interview series.
I finally finished reading Mudhouse Sabbath, and though it took a little more concentrated effort on my part than Real Sex or Girl Meets God, it was still incredibly insightful and offered more of Lauren’s unique perspective on how Christians have either lost touch with our Jewish heritage or in some cases adapted certain traditions.
The targets of this story [of The Prodigal Son] are not “wayward sinners” but religious people who do everything the Bible requires.
Surrender. A theme predominant in the New Testament. One of which I’ve been acutely aware for a long time—and equally aware of my own inability to do so. Funny in a way that even the act of surrendering is something I attempt to do in my own strength.
I see it pretty regularly, but on mornings like today it becomes especially hard to bear. When Scott Brown took over Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat last night, half the nation cheered (and half the nation grimaced). I have no problem with that.
I’ve been praying lately. I mean… I normally pray regularly but not really instinctively and not with real faith. But lately I’ve been praying for real. and not just that, but other areas of my spirituality have come more into focus and taken the forefront of my life. Tends to happen when I face great trials. Smaller trials I try …