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, of which I am a dutiful member. The Divine Latitude alludes to the disposition of “latitudinarianism.” It is 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.
I’m a modern Alinskyite, anti-identitarian, anti-utopian, realist, anti-Manichean. I have an affinity for both monarchy and situationists. Nobody knows how to live in the Kingdom of God; none of us are truly righteous. Disinterested in perfection.
Conservative in that I believe in sin. I value reverence, incrementalism, and respect for the office. I’m skeptical of revolution. Family and values matter more than money. We overestimate our generosity. Liberal, in my views about free speech, transparency, and human rights. That said, we’re in this world together. I prefer solving problems than blaming others.
I worry more about violence than sex.
Working on a book bringing together transaction cost economics, mimetic theory, and soteriology. In short: rivalry is an expense. Prepare to spend, or find Jesus.
For the record, I’m on the local Planned Parenthood board, because they help women and families. I #standwithpp.
I drink Oban, Nolets, and smoke the occasional Romeo and Juliet Churchill. 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.
I’m on the Ronda Rousey bandwagon, and enjoy a good boxing match.
Ulysses S. Grant was an underrated president. #blacklivesmatter
Ora et labora.
Chop wood, carry water.