To be alive: not just the carcass
But the spark.
That’s crudely put, but…
If we’re not supposed to dance,
Why all this music? – Gregory Orr
This is the blog of Gawain de Leeuw, Episcopal Priest. “Padremambo” was coined by a friend in the salsa dancing community. The Divine Latitude alludes to the disposition of “latitudinarianism,” a sensible, pragmatic theological position. It means: I don’t have time to argue.
My faith is trinitarian, pragmatic, efficient, and polite. The world is driven and maintained by rituals and liturgy.
My worldview is Alinskyite, anti-identitarian, anti-utopian, realist, relational, and anti-Manichean. I believe that human beings screw things up, and that we’re in this world together. Nobody knows how to live in the Kingdom of God; none of us are truly righteous. Disinterested in perfection. I worry more about violence than sex.
Currently writing on a book, The Body of Christ in a Market Economy. It brings together transaction cost economics, mimetic theory, and soteriology. In short: rivalry is an expense. Prepare to spend, or find Jesus.
In my work I serve as a small church pastor, and support other institutions such as Planned Parenthood, the IAF, and Meals on Wheels. I #standwithpp.
I drink Oban, Nolets, and smoke the occasional Bolivar, when available. I have a couple wine certifications so that I can get the least expensive deals in a restaurant.
What makes me angry: the war on drugs and the prison-industrial complex, tax-payer subsidized stadiums, dissing teachers, post-prohibition American Style lagers, and low fat yogurt.
Ulysses S. Grant was an underrated president. #blacklivesmatter
Chop wood, carry water. Ora et labora.