In this episode, Erin Lane and I had a rambunctious conversation about the image of God – the expansive, mysterious God who is fully masculine, and fully feminine. Erin is fascinating and brilliant and funny, and I had a blast. I asked her a slew of questions, and she asked me a bunch, and the result was a very long conversation that I hope will encourage and inspire you. I hope it feels like you were sitting on the couch next to us. Oh, and please check out the links below. Erin is an unbelievably gifted writer and thinker. You’re going to want to order her book NOW.
Erin mentioned this book: The Kindness of God: Metaphor, Gender, and Religious Language, by Janet Martin Soskice.
Erin also talked about a continuum she uses to make decisions; how she has learned to say no to certain things and yes to other things. I found it really, really helpful. You can read about it here.
Erin S. Lane works remotely for the Center for Courage & Renewal to develop programs that deepen the leadership formation of people of faith and support healthy congregational life. She lives in Durham, North Carolina, with her husband Rush, where she is a board member of the Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South and she belongs to a United Methodist church. You can follow her on Twitter and check out her website for more information. You can purchase Lessons in Belonging from a Church Going Commitment Phobe here.
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If you’d like to read the first two chapters of my new book, Beginnings, please click here. I’d love to hear what you think!