The Corners by Nadia Bolz-Weber $5 / month

The Corners by Nadia Bolz-Weber delves into spiritual exploration, offering grace and compassion for individuals navigating faith, doubt, and personal growth. It includes reflections on societal issues, personal anecdotes for inspiration, critical thoughts on religious practices, and the importance of inclusive representation in faith communities.

Spirituality Personal Growth Social Commentary Faith and Doubt Religious Practices Inclusive Representation

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12795 implied HN points 07 Jan 24
  1. God's love is unconditional and does not depend on what we do or don't do.
  2. Jesus was affirmed and called beloved by God even before He had done anything.
  3. Believe in the unconditional love and acceptance of God, who sees you as special and gifted.
7822 implied HN points 30 Jan 24
  1. Prayer can take many forms and doesn't have to be a burden.
  2. All prayers, including those by atheists, have meaning.
  3. Prayer is a way to reach beyond ourselves into a mystery, no matter how we practice it.
6132 implied HN points 05 Feb 24
  1. The story of Simeon and Anna holding baby Jesus is a powerful message about opposition and revealing inner thoughts.
  2. Practicing forgiveness is challenging - especially forgiving those who have hurt us personally.
  3. God offers the cleansing power of grace to free us from fears, resentment, and self-loathing.
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4520 implied HN points 15 Jan 24
  1. The post discusses a mid-winter list of good things for subscribers.
  2. The content includes a recommendation for a 'walking artist' Jonathan Stalls.
  3. Readers are encouraged to start a 7-day free trial to access the full post archives.
5110 implied HN points 22 Oct 23
  1. AI can challenge us to question what it truly means to be human.
  2. Religious thought can offer valuable insights when exploring complex questions.
  3. Acknowledging our inherent flaws as humans is crucial when considering the impact of AI.
7488 implied HN points 06 Sep 23
  1. Offering unique perspectives and experiences in different cultures can lead to self-reflection
  2. Recognizing and appreciating the long history and traditions of other cultures
  3. Questioning the value and impact of sharing knowledge in contexts of privilege
5916 implied HN points 25 Sep 23
  1. Recognize and accept the changes in yourself over time, don't cling to previous versions of who you were.
  2. Embrace living 'off-grind' by stepping away from constant striving and self-reflection at a fast pace.
  3. Allow yourself the freedom to discover new passions and interests, even if they surprise you or differ from your past self.
5522 implied HN points 02 Oct 23
  1. Revel in the complexity and symbolism of spiritual narratives like the battle between angels and dragons in the book of Revelation.
  2. Reflect on how deception can touch us all, prompting self-reflection on personal biases and misconceptions.
  3. Embrace humility to navigate the battle between good and evil, acknowledging that certainty in righteousness can be more dangerous than blatant evil.
7940 implied HN points 05 Feb 23
  1. God's love and compassion are always available, regardless of our actions
  2. We are all deeply loved children of God, even when we feel unworthy
  3. Trust in God's unlimited compassion and forgiveness
7645 implied HN points 19 Feb 23
  1. The Asbury Revival in a small town in Kentucky is characterized by simplicity and humility, focusing on prayer and singing led by young college students.
  2. Critiques and analyses of the revival on social media highlight exhaustion from culture wars and the idolatry of ideology, detracting from the open-hearted awe and curiosity it aims to inspire.
  3. Despite past discomfort, the author longs for the authenticity and connection seen in the Asbury Revival, desiring to be un-self-conscious in devotion to God.
6997 implied HN points 26 Feb 23
  1. The parable of the foolish bridesmaids teaches us to not rely on others but trust in the light of Christ within us.
  2. Parables are not about morals, but about uncovering hidden truths that can set us free.
  3. Listening to voices other than God's can lead us astray, like the bridesmaids who were distracted by external expectations.
5975 implied HN points 12 Mar 23
  1. Representation is important for children to see people who look like them in various roles.
  2. There has been progress in breaking gender stereotypes in many fields, but religious institutions still have limitations for women.
  3. Seeing women taking on leadership roles in houses of worship can have a positive impact on young girls.