Today, Josh Harris updated his Instagram account with an announcement that he no longer considers himself a Christian. In his own words: "...I have undergone a massive shift in regard to my faith in Jesus. The popular phrase for this is “deconstruction,” the biblical phrase is “falling away.” By all the measurements that I have … Continue reading Josh Harris and Empathy For The Deconstructing
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
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
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
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
(Title to be read, obviously, in Becky's voice from How I Met Your Mother as she cheered for "boats, boats, boats!") So last year, I gave myself the goal of reading 100 books. I failed epically. I ended up cheating towards the end of the year and amending my GoodReads goal to 50. I made … Continue reading Books, books, books!
Many years ago, I was involved with a Bible conference. It was held once a year, and always asked the most conservative men to come speak and give their understanding of the Bible and the world around us. While I may have enjoyed some talks, much of what was taught was rather fear-based and ultimately … Continue reading The Gift of Uncertainty