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hello all I am Raphael and I am the admin of interfaith.masto.host, an interfaith instance that welcomes all faith/religion/spirituality/term of your choosing backgrounds and people to come and discuss their beliefs in a respectful and fun manner.

I myself consider myself a Christian and am currently in seminary getting my Masters of Divinity. I am still exploring the bounds of my faith as a queer latine Christian and what that means for me.

I hope you may join me in your journey

The advent devotional I wrote in was just published! Check it out: dsf.edu/advent2020

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So far- Trump signs down, all Biden signs and other liberal yard signs still up.

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When I put on a different hoodie for the zoom call so it looks like I do things :)

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SOMEONE WROTE ON FB "created by God" BUT IT WAS HANDWRITTEN AND I THOUGHT IT SAID CREATED BY COD AND IM SCREAMING

in writing a paper i wrote "graxe" and i thought "wow a new inclusive term for grace" and smh

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Sometimes in the midst of this really chaotic time I get this like overwhelming wave of calm for like a solid minute out of nowhere where my emotions just stop and I feel so peaceful and at ease for just one good minute and when I realize its there, it's gone! And I just think that's God placing a hand on me and saying You, you are good, you will be ok, I guarantee it.
Thank you God.

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like I totally get it and like knowing that brings me some sense of like, an ocean of sadness. I didn't get it before but now I do.
Right now, God is all I'm clinging onto for strength. It feels like They are the only thing constant and stable in the most chaotic and unstable of situations and I Get It now. Knowing They love me forever regardless if I leave or stay and that They'll never hurt me like my family did....wow. I Get It.

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Every time i think of my story, I think of the time Jesus was dying on the cross and he said to God "forgive them Father, for they know not what they're doing" because that's exactly how I look at how they treated me. And I think they're starting to realize that with my silent departure. I don't know how Jesus felt, but idk it seems like he didn't want condemnation on the people who hurt him and I get it

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I don't know, the idea of knowing that God knows, understands, and FEELS the very pain I'm experiencing because They have created it all is both comforting and not just because I have so much empathy that I wouldn't want my own God to feel this. I don't even know how theologically sound that is, the whole God feels the exact pain you feel.

theres a job over in michigan for an admin assistant for the regional office there...........bad idea for so many reasons but i want a foot in the door!! maybe im underestimating the foot i already have one in....

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God may be eternal and unchanging, but that doesn't mean our theology should not grow and evolve.

i wonder if my pastor got some insight on me speaking at regional assembly about my internship

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i need to sign up for regional assembly and its virtual so praise the Lord!! but its also the same day as my public speaking final and im D:

i honestly believed that the ordination process would just happen on its own but nooooooooo i have to initiate it ........

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but i scheduled an email to go out to the regional minister of my region for the ordination process to get started..............prayers, blessings, lay it on me

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