About This Reluctant Mystic

Erin Thomas
Sometimes I doubt God.

Or that there even is a God.

Am I allowed to wrestle with these things?

In a world of evolving spirituality I find myself pursuing what community and church and God mean in our world through arts, meditation, contemplation, and a whole lot of skepticism and doubt.

By walking with the Desert Fathers and Mothers, the Celtic monks, and the great mystics of many ages, I seek to blend together the intangible with the tangible. Life needs to be as meaningful in our visions and miracles as it is when we’re washing dishes. Our immaterial journeys must intersect with the rigorous actions of social justice, humour, and great love. Otherwise…what’s the point?

Currently I’m living in a grand experiment of student life will living in a 1-room cabin (Bombadil House), heated only by wood, & no running water. Who knows who I’ll meet out in the middle of the woods? Toss in a bit of theology, mysticism, critical wonder, doubt, & a fire that actually lights the first time in the wood stove, and I have a journey of infinite possibilities.



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  1. F. Remy Diederich

    Iā€™m writing to ask if you would be interested in reviewing my upcoming book on your blog.

    BTW, thanks for putting me on your blogroll!

    As you might know, I’m a pastor and author. I have a new book coming out on September 18th called: Broken Trust…a practical guide to identify and recover from toxic faith, toxic church, and spiritual abuse. (search: broken trust, remy on Amazon.com)

    More and more people are questioning the tactics of their church leadership. My book is written to help people know what steps to take to leave and/or confront the abuse, find healing, and then, if possible, return to the church.

    Stephen A. Smith, from libertyforcaptives.com, said Broken Trust is the best book he’s read on spiritual abuse out of the countless books he’s read on the topic. That’s high praise, but he’s one person. I’d love to have others review the book as well. (You can read Stephen’s full review on the amazon page for the book.)

    Thanks for considering this.

    F. Remy Diederich


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