Eshet Chayil

I began to write this poem after watching the funeral of Rachel Held Evans. I listened to her friends and family describe her as a woman who always asked the hard questions, always loved, always gave of herself when she could. I couldn't stop thinking to myself, "They are talking about a woman who was … Continue reading Eshet Chayil

Because Of Rachel Held Evans

I've been trying to put into words all that Rachel Held Evans meant to me. That's a hard thing to do. She was extremely instrumental in reshaping my own faith after I'd begun to deconstruct. So much of my life over the last 5 years has been trying to make sense of a faith that … Continue reading Because Of Rachel Held Evans

“Shameless” Review

Last night, I finished the latest book written by Nadia Bolz-Weber, “Shameless”. This is the book I wish I could have read 4 years ago when I was beginning to question the teaching I’d received my entire life from the church in regards to sexuality, gender roles, and the marginalized (particularly the LGBTQ+ community). Nadia … Continue reading “Shameless” Review

New Beliefs, Same Old Worldview

This is a topic that's been weighing on my heart a lot over the last year, particularly in recent weeks. In my conservative days, authoritarianism reigned supreme. We were told what to believe. We were told not to question. We were told not to disagree. We were told that if someone did not have the … Continue reading New Beliefs, Same Old Worldview

A Response to I Survived I Kissed Dating Goodbye

Author's note: this article was originally published on Christian Post: Voices in April 2018 after an early screening of the film. The final version, which I've not seen, will be released sometime in Fall 2018 ------- About a year ago, Joshua Harris and his director, Jessica Van Der Wyngaard, announced that they were collaborating on … Continue reading A Response to I Survived I Kissed Dating Goodbye

Damaged Goods: The Book

Damaged Goods by Dianna E. Anderson is my latest read. You need to read this now. All of you. Stop what you’re doing and hop over to Amazon and get a copy. Then come back to finish reading this, please. This is the book I wish I’d read before I started dating. This is also … Continue reading Damaged Goods: The Book

An Apology to the LGBTQ+ Church

Current status: I'm sitting on a Bolt Bus waiting at the US border to continue my journey to see the love of my life and get a much needed break from work and life. And I just finished Searching For Sunday by Rachel Held Evans. The more I see from this woman, the more in … Continue reading An Apology to the LGBTQ+ Church