Lyn G. Brakeman

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Occupation Episcopal priest; author;Therapist,;Spiritual Director and Author
Location Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Introduction I am an Episcopal priest in the Boston area, author of "Spiritual Lemons" and "The God Between Us," published by Augsburg Books and a memoir, published in 2016: God Is Not A Boy's Name: Becoming Woman, Becoming Priests. I have seven vocations and counting: survivor, overachiever,mother and grandmother of blended family of 7 children and 11 grandchildren, recovering codependent,pastoral counselor/spiritual director,author and maybe little old lady with chutzpah. INFJ type. #5 Enneagram, which means at best I'm a wise woman and at worst I'm a know-it-all. Education for Ministry mentor since 1984. 1/4 Jewish. Favorite way to be a priest: preside at an improv eucharist in a small group. Favorite heretical theology:Pelagianism incarnation. Favorite spirituality: Celtic Christianity.Current aspiration: to get my theological ideas into the mind of the church. Essay "Electric Salvation" from memoir, won fifth prize in 2009 national Writers Digest competition You may contact me at Blog:
Interests Reading, writing but not arithmetic, Rapping theology and spirituality, Walking for health and love of nature, Lunch with friends, Adult children and grandkids as they grow and blossom.
Favorite Movies Thelma and Louise
Favorite Music Yes, Moonlight Sonata.
Favorite Books An Interrupted Life by Etty Hillesum, the Bible, Without a Map by Meredith Hall, my own memoir, God Is Not A Boy's Name: Becoming Woman, Becoming Priest.

Why does it always seem to take a catastrophe to force humanity into community?