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Saturday, February 28th, 2009
11:51 pm
An Introduction
It's about time that I finally post an introductory post. I had completely forgotten about joining this community awhile back. My apologies. :)

My name is Erin, and I was raised/confirmed into the Catholic church. My family and I weren't exactly devout church-goers though, so I really wasn't too focused on where I should have been focused. Recently I have been spiritually uncertain, exploring different outlets and trying to find a little niche for myself. This search took me through researching wicca, buddhism, and celtic reconstructionism. Some aspects of each reached out to me, but I couldn't really focus upon polytheism. I respect those beliefs in others... but they just aren't for me.

Needless to say, guilt had taken hold of me and I found myself back into the realm of Christianity once more. This time, however, I had a new outlook. I now consider myself a Panentheistic Druidic Christian. I know that the latter two titles slightly contradict one another in technicalities... but I am determined to at least find a way to bring them together.

For those unsure of Panentheism: http://frimmin.com/faith/godinall.php

Are there any others like me in this community at all? I'd love to ask a few questions/learn a few things. :)

Current Mood: curious
Friday, December 12th, 2008
7:24 pm
~All I Want for Christmas is to Free Sudanese Slaves~

(This message is for all believers in unity of the faith.  X-Posted Elsewhere)

It's that time of the year!

We go Christmas shopping. We go to parties and drink spiked egg nog (if we're old enough). We see our families. We celebrate and remember Jesus Christ's birth in Christmas Eve services around the world! It's debatably the happiest of time of year.

This jubilee is not shared by everyone. There are the lonely (including internationals) without families that we need to bring to our home celebrations; there are soldiers serving around the world that we need to support; and yes, there are slaves.


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Friday, June 6th, 2008
10:59 pm
Home Altar
I'm looking to purchase some sort of small, portable altar table so that I can have a prayer chapel in my college dorm room and when I travel. I've been looking around the web, and all I can find are pagan, Wiccan, etc. ones. Does anyone know where I could find a suitable one? Thanks!

Current Mood: thoughtful
Friday, March 14th, 2008
8:40 pm
My Testimony
Hi, my name is Daniel. I grew up in a Christian home and I have many times committed my life to God. Read more...Collapse )Now I have a sense of real joy and peace in my life. I may be on disability, but there is meaning to my life. I have a direction and a future as the Lord promises. In His Word, (The Bible), He says,

"God works out all things to the good of those that love Him and are called according to His purpose."
"For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and future."

Many of you who post on this blog insist that you do have a relationship with God. It may be true. But keep in mind that the Bible says the road leading to everlasting (eternal) life is narrow and the road leading to destruction is wide. Read more...Collapse )

You have to know you're lost to be found.

Romans 3:23-24Read more...Collapse )
We all deserve to be in Hell. We are all slowly dying. And every man is without excuse.

Romans 1:18-20Read more...Collapse )
But there is hope if we acknowledge our sin. We need to confess Jesus Christ to be our Lord and Savior by mouth and believe that Jesus was raised from the dead after dying on the cross for our sins. Jesus will not reject us if we approach Him. Cry out Him.

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From here on, you begin a new life with God and live that new life with salvation securely with God in peace.

"For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace."

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God Bless You!

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007
1:24 pm
NEWS ITEM / RELIGION: Christian image is turning youths off (Crossposted.)
This article really hit home hard for me. Perhaps it will push some buttons for you too.
Thank you to luridmuse for sharing it with me.

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007
4:57 pm
Strange Question
The reason I ask the following is because I am on a fan board for the show called Supernatural. And We have been debating for months what he necklace means. One mythology board point out to me that it is possibly African. I was wondering if you could take a look a let me know what you think. Enclosed is a picture of this necklace.

Sunday, September 2nd, 2007
12:45 pm
Who is The Emerging Church?
Who are we? We are the ones being criticized for being critical. We are a movement, born only partly out of reaction, which you love to point out. Of course, every movement worth having throughout history was at least partially born out of reaction. What are we reacting to? Well, that can be answered only by answering the original question: who are we? We, friends, are the ones who grew up listening to your propaganda from our wooden pews. We perked up when you spoke of God's love and described Him as a father, because many of us lacked fathers. Then, just as you had our undivided attention, you informed us that our Father would send us to a place called hell if we missed too many church services. We wondered if this was any better than being fatherless. Your explanation had something to do with not forsaking the assembling of the saints. To this day we enjoy assembling with the saints, just not listening to your speeches - assembling is how we get our energy to get through this sometimes difficult life. We couldn't picture Jesus making the same threats as you for the same reasons as you. We rejected your interpretation of scripture and chose Jesus instead. We are the ones who bought your american dream that you sold as gospel. We listened to you when you told us that God wanted to make us rich, and the avenue to do so was to give our money to you. We later discovered that God has deep care and concern for His children in other countries who daily give out of what they do not have, and daily starve so their children can eat. We were able to picture Jesus sacrificing meals for others, but we couldn't imagine Him acting like you. Again, we chose Jesus over your interpretations of scripture. We are the ones who listened intently as you taught us your definition of evangelism. We understood the need to go to other countries and we value that to this day, but we couldn't understand why it was acceptable to allow the community we live in to go to shambles. We wondered why we shouldn't interact more with our culture, and you said something to us about the evils of alcohol and gambling. You spoke to us of the temptation of loving the things of this world, and then asked us to refrain from loving the people of this world so that we could resist the temptation. If we don't interact, we can't fall into their sin, right? So you asked us to call them out of this world and into the church, all the while we couldn't grasp why the church shouldn't be brought to the world. We listened when you interpreted "in the world but not of it" as simply living here but seperating ourselves from all reality. We are the ones who bought your Christian music, went to your Christian events, purchased your Christian t-shirts, played your Christian video games and basically participated in the "Christian alternative" to everything that exists. While we realized that these items could be beneficial in their proper time and place, we wondered why you would encourage us to spend all of our time in a Christian mountaintop experience. We wondered when we were supposed to come down from that mountain and interact with the real world, so that we could avoid hell by preaching the gospel. We had a hard time picturing Jesus doing what you taught us, but a very easy time picturing Him showing love to the drunkards, prostitutes, and basically everyone He ran into. We noticed that His very presence seemed to transform entire communities, and wondered if perhaps the church could live a little more missional like Him. We rejected your sad interpretation of scripture and chose Jesus once again. We are the ones who sat by and watched as you taught morals and didn't live them out. We, being admitted sinners, could understand why it was hard to live that legalism you were teaching, but wondered why you tried to cover it up. If Jesus died for sinners, why not just confess your sins? You agreed and therefore repented of anger and unforgiveness, keeping your adultery and thievery to yourself. It was at that point that we decided we would just be genuine and authentic. Not perfect, just truthful and open. Forget the part where I compare your actions and interpretations to that of Jesus: isn't is obvious? We are the ones who sat in the back row and looked at you funny when you told us who to vote for from your elevated pulpit. We could understand the issues that you were passionate about, and we even agreed with you on several of them, but we wondered if there could really be a righteous political party. If we started killing just as many people by bombing, starvation, and lethal injection as we do abortions, then would it be ok to vote for the other guy? Needless to say, we couldn't picture Jesus as being associated with any one party, and once again we chose Him over your legalistic interpretation of scripture. We are the ones who watched as you felt the need to have answers for everything, and wondered why we couldn't just embrace mystery sometimes. We prefer to view life in terms of process and journey, and therefore have no issues with having some unanswered questions in our lives. This isn't to say that there is no absolute truth, it is simply to say that it can only be found in a person, not a formula. We are the ones who made the people who looked different in church feel welcome there, and wondered why you weren't doing the same thing. We were the ones yelling about unity when you were dividing over wine, grape juice, inerrancy, inspiration and the role of women. We were the ones inventing ways to reach a culture for Jesus while you debated whether projection screens were relevant and appropriate. We do offer some positive in this critique. You got some things right, one of which is vitally important: Christ and Him crucified. For this we must thank you. Thank you for teaching us this truth. It is this truth we will hang on our hats on as we search and seek out more truth, and it is this truth that allows us to call you brother or sister, despite our differences. Despite those differences, we welcome you into our conversation. Go ahead, critique our critique. We can handle it. Our words are meant to awaken, but not divide. We are purposely passionate and opinionated, but we hope to be loving even moreso. If we are not speaking what we believe to be truth in love, then let us know. We love good healthy discussion, and we acknowledge that we still have much to learn and can potentially learn some of it from you. However, just know that we tend to percieve things differently. We were, and still are, the ones who believe in incarnational living. Jesus became flesh and dwelt among us, and now we the church are to be Jesus to this world. We are the emerging church and we refuse to view scripture through your lenses any longer. We choose Jesus.

Friday, February 9th, 2007
10:57 pm
Is anyone able/willing to join a prayer circle in Houston, TX?
Monday, February 5th, 2007
4:11 pm
Hi all,

I am a rather well weird kind of person I think LOL I am very interested in Celtic Christianity and would like to learn as much as I can about it.

I was raised a Catholic and left for Pagan pastures at age 17 (I'm now 31). But I have had a calling back to Christianity and I really WANT to find a place in Christianity.

Having said that, I am looking forward to getting to know everyone and have some great conversations as well as learning all I can here.

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006
9:49 pm
X-Posted From caerdanu
I found some good ceili stations online, and they are free! Ceili, for those of you who are not in the know, is traditional celtic music (sometimes sung in Gaelic). It is similar to Country and Western, but sometimes a lot faster (like rock and roll). It also gave birth to C&W, Bluegrass, and a lot of other styles. It is worth checking out. If you are interested, click here.

Current Mood: cheerful
Saturday, April 22nd, 2006
1:19 pm
St Mael and St Sulien
Hello to the group!

I hope I am allowed to post relevant links to the list; Christianised ancient sites are places I very much like to visit. I visited this site in Corwen, N Wales on Wednesday, and very much a Celtic Christian site. I have pictures & write up here:


(I am also known as Shropshire Traveller & Equinoxe just to make sure my ID is clear!)

All the best,

Thursday, April 20th, 2006
9:20 am
I'd just like to let everyone know I am here. I would like to learn more about celtic christianity, share what I have already learned, and perhaps make some friends here. If you have any questions, please ask.

Current Mood: cheerful
Sunday, April 2nd, 2006
8:28 pm
Irish Saints
Here is a brief calendar of Irish Saints that I have compiled. You are most welcome to use it and post it to your own LJs (with reference to the original post :)) And, of course, if you have anything to add -- please let me know!
All of these Saints lived between the 4th and the 8th centuries A.D., so they are venerated by both Orthodox Catholics and Roman Catholics.

St. Ethne and Fedelm_______January 11
St. Ita (Ide)______________January 15
St. Canair_________________January 28
St. Maedoc_________________January 31
St. Brigit_________________February 1
St. Patrick________________March 17 (an Orthodox icon of this Saint can be found here)
St. Brendan________________May16 (read my post about him)
St. Coemgen (Kevin)________June 3
St. Columba (Columcille)___June 9
St. Aidan__________________August 31
St. Ciaran_________________September 9
St. Findbarr_______________September 25
St. Samthann_______________December 19

Sellner, E.C., "Wisdom of the Celtic Saints", Ave Maria Press, Indiana, USA, 1998.
Warren, F.E., "The Liturgy and Ritual of the Celtic Church", The Boydell Press, Great Britain, 1987.

Cross-posted from my LJ to celtichristian, holy_island, orthodoxy
Wednesday, February 8th, 2006
7:15 pm
Cool Website
I found an interesting website I thought people might be interested in...

Friday, December 30th, 2005
4:21 pm
Hi! Does anyone have any recommendations for books on the divine feminine (brigid, the goddesses, mary magdalene)?

Thanks! Any suggestions are very much appreciated.
Wednesday, December 21st, 2005
12:14 pm
Hi! I'm new to the community & just wanted to introduce myself. I am a Methodist, of very strong Scottish/Irish descent. I'm not a fan of organized religion, though I have recently found a great Methodist church led by a woman pastor.
I feel a huge draw towards Celtic spirituality. I include as much as I can in my daily life & practices. If anyone could suggest any books on Celtic Christianity...that would be fantastic & much appreciated.

Nice to meet you all! I look forward to talking with you.
Sunday, November 20th, 2005
10:11 am
I'm not sure if this is allowed here or not, but I wanted to take a moment to let everyone know that on http://www.celticjewelrybox.com there is a promotion going on for Christmas where everything is on sale and all orders of $30 or more gets free ground shipping if you put "Free shipping" in the comments section when you check out.

They have large selections of beautiful Celtic crosses and faith jewelry in their online catalog, as well as claddagh jewelry and other Celtic symbols and of course, knotwork.

This has been cross-posted a couple places to spread the Christmas cheer!
Friday, November 11th, 2005
11:39 pm
northern ireland
hi fellow celtic christians!

i wanted some feedback from you guys, mainly any of you that live in northern ireland, but others too if you're interested. i work in conflict resolution and am doing some research to provide solutions to the problems in northern ireland. i thought your opinions and thoughts might be interesting; if you'd like to, please fill in my survey at http://FreeOnlineSurveys.com/rendersurvey.asp?id=127656

thanks so much guys!
Tuesday, October 4th, 2005
11:59 am
Intro and a question...

Hello! I'm a growing/branching/struggling Christian with a deep interest in all things archetypal and mythical - most notably, Celtic mythology/tradition and Arthurian legends. Thus, I was very pleased to find this comm. *smiles* I also have an abiding love of several British writers with C.S. Lewis leading the crew, and T.S. Eliot, Chesterton, and Tolkien following on his heels.

I saw Tarot listed as an interest of the group, and thought I would ask for any opinions/philosophies/etc. on integrating Tarot practice into one's relationship with God. I became fascinated with the Tarot a few months ago, and did my reading and research, and bought a deck. I've found that they're a fantastic way for me to meditate and become quiet. I also relate really well to the archetypal nature of the cards. So, if anyone has reccommendations/suggested reading/general remarks on practicing Tarot as a Christian, I'd love to hear them!

Once again, thrilled to be here!

Current Mood: contemplative
Thursday, August 18th, 2005
10:56 am
I'm new here, and was just curious to see how others answer this question:

If you consider yourself a Celtic Christian, do you simply worship on your own or with other like-minded people, or do you belong to a church? If so, which denomination?

I have always felt drawn to Catholicism (probably as a result of living in the hugely catholic country of France as a child and attending mass at Notre Dame, i guess) in spite of disagreeing with the Church's position on some modern aspects of society. However, I have recently begun attending an Episcopal church that has a strong Celtic Christian community, with Celtic mass twice a week. So I guess I'm just confused; I realize that the Catholic faith is what the original Celtic Christians practiced, but I also feel like the Episcopal church's stance on some things (the importance of taking care of the earth, belief that women can be spiritual leaders and that female saints can be just as powerful as male ones)is more in keeping with what I know about Celtic Christianity.

What do you think?
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