Finally Feeling Human, again!
This post is coming late, but here it is!
Today is the first day that I’m feeling human after returning from Seoul, South Korea! I’m sorry I’ve not written since I’ve been home. We arrived very late last Friday (May 12th) and my sleep has been off scheduled. I’ve been struggling with the effects of jet lag and being 13 hours ahead living in a different world for 3 weeks! My body, with the help of melatonin, my therapist, and my psychiatrist, is getting back on track. Yesterday, I sat out on the porch and took in bright light to help get my brain sorted! I worked on the sermon that I’m giving in Chapel Hill while out on the porch and i think it helped! At least I hope it did!
I wanted to write this week to give you a few updates! I think it’s good that this space is continually evolving and growing!
the Contemplative Threads will now be scheduled to go out every Monday for those who are paying subscribers. With my teaching and travel schedule, it’s hard to keep it live each Monday, so I will thoughtfully sit down and draft each Monday for a month and schedule them to send each Monday morning!
there are some classes on the horizon and I’m looking forward to releasing them and telling you about them! We have one in the works on religion and empire and another one in the works around Christian Nationalism. Both, I think, will be good primers for us to consider. They will be on the app.
the app! The app is emerging and I’d like to invite you all there! It’s free to join, but there will be some paywalls, so that we can pay for the service and keep it running! You can find the app here: www.ourcollectivebecoming.us. I hope you’ll check it out!
I’ll be introducing a post each month to discuss what I’m reading and why. Perhaps we can turn that into a 5th Sunday book talk on Zoom for the community?!
I’m using Notes a lot more than Twitter these days, so do make sure to check out the Notes that I’m leaving!
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I’m glad to be home and glad to be getting back into the swing of things! I’ll post my Seoul lecture below, as promised, and I look forward to hearing from you about it!
Roberto Che Espinoza, PhD (do not cite or quote)
10 May 202
I first want to thank you for having me as a guest. I second want to apologize that I do not speak your language and am limited to either Spanish or English. I have some thoughts that I would like to share, but I am most excited about our conversation that will transpire after I share my thoughts. I believe conversation as theoretical content is pedagogically right for this time and moment, so I hope you will bring your questions and comments for our shared conversation.