Ernesto Tinajero

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Art, says Ernesto Tinajero, comes from the border of what has come before and what is coming next. Tinajero uses his experience studying poetry and theology to write about the intersecting borders of art, poetry and religion.

Ditch Facebook, find worship

A few years ago, a young mother posted some political points on her Facebook page. Other people from her church commented both negatively and positively and the whole exchange left the young mother so shaken she left the church. I did not find out what happened until weeks later when I asked if anyone had seen them. Since I really don't keep up with the large stream of information that goes through Facebook, I was uninformed. I missed them.

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It has been rough.

It has been rough. She has not been getting sleep lately. With her job, the return of her young adult son, and his starting a new job, she stays up and washes his only work shirt. She is faithful to her love for him. Few of those that pay for …

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Posting our real selves

To stand honest before the world both frightens and excites us. Confessing means to be real. Many people think that the church’s call to confess is somehow outdated, weird and strange. Yet, how do ones explain the success of postsecret.com, one of the world’s most visited blogs, which doesn't show any ads. Further, how can the large amount of secrets that people send to the site be explained other need to be honest and safe?

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We are humans, fragile in mortality and wisdom

E.O. Wilson, no stranger to controversy, published, along with two other statistical biologists, an essay in Nature last August. The reaction to the paper must have given the decorated biologist an understanding of what Giordano Bruno must have gone through. It was swift and barbed. While no one called for …

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Everyone is beautiful

So, it has started. My son was chosen to be the Guild School poster child. We agreed because we love the Guild School and what they done for my son. We also are trying to combat what my wife has posted about before, the incessant chatter about my son’s looks. …

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