First, a few things I feel compelled to include before I continue- 1. I feel zero resentment towards people who are religious. Zero. My qualms are with the system only. I think that is an important distinction and if I ever stray from that I hope you will let me know. 2. I don't want … Continue reading Church.com: Jesus and Doctrine According to Google
We were a few days into a week of Bible camp. I had helped lead a Bible class that morning. I was in high school. Outspoken. Zealous. Genuine. I had attended this camp for years, it was the same camp my parents attended when they were teenagers. Camp was my second home, the staff and campers … Continue reading I had one chance to show her Love. And I spent it debating theology.
We went to church again this morning. Last week was our first time to attend, just the six of us, in several years. Week two proved less anxiety ridden than week one, thank goodness. Church is a reminder of where I have been, who I have been, that which I have lost. But it is … Continue reading When Religion Trumps Relationship
So this feels like the scariest, most vulnerable post I've ever written. As I sit here staring at the cursor blinking on my laptop screen, my fear is pleading with me to hide this away and add a few more bricks to the fortress around my heart. But someone reminded me this week that the … Continue reading To My Friends Experiencing a Faith Transition
O Great Creator, We are gathered together in your name That we may be of greater service to you And to our fellows. We offer ourselves to you as instruments. We open ourselves to your creativity in our lives. We surrender to you our old ideas. We welcome your new and more expansive ideas. We … Continue reading An Artist’s Prayer