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May 4, 2023Liked by Ian Harber

Thank you for how insightfully you articulated this, Ian. There is so much to chew on here.

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Thanks Aaron!

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I second this. You have beautifully and succinctly articulated something I’ve seen in the millennial generation as I interact with many who prescribe to the postmodern mindset of self-actualization.

And I must admit, it’s been rather troubling to me because I see many people attempting to create communities that mimic the connectivity and support that can only truly be found in a healthy church. But at the same time, many of these communities seem to be doing quite a good job of building supportive spaces and putting people on pads to healing.

Your point about grace being the missing factor help me pull it all together. You’re right that people within these communities have put themselves on a treadmill of always having to try harder and do more “inner work“ to “fix them selves.“ But even if the culture is able to help people move past or work through their traumas and wounds, only Jesus can make things new.

Thank you for helping me get clarity on this.

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I’ve been writing and thinking along similar lines. Keep it up.

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I've read a few and loved it. Thanks for writing on this too Ashley.

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Thanks Ian.

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So good Ian. Thanks for this.

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Thanks Sara. Means a ton.

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This is probably the best thing you’ve written to date

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Thank you 🙏

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Yes. I think you would find a kindred spirit in Tsh Oxenreider's similar thoughts (which echo my own as I wrestle through these things myself):

https://thecommon.place/p/grittysoil

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Just read this and she is spot on. So glad I read it. Thank you for sharing!

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