Contemplative THEADS for the Community
Welcome to the first edition of Contemplative Threads for paid subscribers! In these posts, which drop on Mondays during 2023, you’ll be invited to contemplate on an image; reflect on sound; engage in a somatic exercise; and, read a few sentences. Again, I’m introducing sound to the posts, because we all resonate with different aspects when leaning into contemplation! Let me know how the sound is resonating! These posts won’t be long, but rather they will be an invitation for you to follow the threads throughout the week!
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I have finished the immersion week at Duke Divinity School. I’m teaching a decolonial class: thought, theory, and praxis and we are having a hard time thinking thru the praxis of what decoloniality can be.
It’s PRIDE month and I’ve been thinking a lot about the struggles that so many people have been having. There are so many anti-LGBT laws that are threatening the flourishing of sexual and gender minorities.
I’ve been working on a definition of Theological Queerness. I am finding that queer theology is too limited and identitarian driven. I’m discerning a way forward to think with queer theory and my own training as a theologian and ethicist.
Thanks for being a part of this writing community! I’ll be back, soon, with a mid-week roundup and then a Friday formation post! I hope you’ll stick around!
Onward, —Dr Roberto Che Espinoza