A Naked Theologian

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Anna Blanch
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Anna Blanch
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Goannatree
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The courage to ask difficult questions, the willingness to relish all of life. That’s what I hope for my writing in 2012. I have so many masks; masks which have been so ingrained, inculcated, as part of my training: Don’t be to personal. Don’t get too close. Stand on abstract ideas that find their basis in the text, the text alone.

Yet, I will ask questions of the texts, of myself, of life, and of faith, that I’ve never been willing to voice aloud. Those questions that have always been there and some new ones. Those questions I’ve just pushed down, buying into the lie that said that they were not serious enough, not important enough. Yet, these are the most important questions of all. These are the questions I will ask. This is the voice I will use.