Church of Our Saviour

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COS Surfs: SoMA

This month’s surfing suggestion is SoMA: A Review of Religion and Culture. The acronym stands for Society of Mutual Autopsy, a rather gory metaphor drawn from a small group of scientists and intellectuals in the 19th century who volunteered to let each other perform autopsies on each other’s brains to find the location of the soul. Kind of makes you want to take it on faith, doesn’t it?

The contemporary version of SoMA site is an online “magazine devoted to dissecting matters of the soul—the sacred and the profane, the ridiculous and the sublime.” SoMA considers faith a matter of ultimate concern and seeks to illuminate authentic and inauthentic faith. There is an interesting article entitled “Not Christian Enough” by someone we all know very well. Check it out!

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