a poem about the love of my life; the man my Christian culture told me to avoid.
I’ve been doing a lot of musing lately about what my “normal” was growing up. My whole life, I’ve assumed that what was normal for me was healthy and good. I didn’t know any different, and I was constantly hearing that if others lived in any other way then they were the ones doing life … Continue reading Questioning Our Normal
I had always been taught that the Bible was to be taken literally. Adam & Eve really existed. The Flood really happened. The Exodus was historical fact. I didn't know how to understand the gospel without understanding the Bible as literal. In fact, the gospel I grew up with was so tightly wound up in … Continue reading How To Read The Bible
I've been sitting with grief for a very long time. I didn't know it. I didn't know what these emotions were deep inside of me. I just knew they were uncomfortable and I wanted to not feel them. So I suppressed them however I could. Turns out that suppression of big feelings is remarkably easy … Continue reading A Holy Kind of Grief
So often, in the deconstruction community, you hear a lot of qualifying about what it means to deconstruct. Much of it is misinformation. Some people equate deconstruction with sliding into apostasy, heresy, or even a complete lack of faith. These are misunderstandings of what the process is. My deconstruction process began years ago. I still … Continue reading Is Reconstruction Necessary?
You can find the audio for this transcript over on Spotify. ___ You Are Worthy Of Love You are worthy of love. Our conservative subculture worked so hard so that we wouldn’t and couldn’t know just how worthy of love we are. They told us that we were desperately wicked. They told us that we … Continue reading You Are Worthy Of Love (Transcript)
They lied to youAbout your identity They told you thatThat your sinClung to your soul at conceptionThe way flesh clings to bone They told youThat you deserved damnationAnd endless tortureNot for anything you've doneBut for what you are They told you thatGod cannot love youUnless you hate yourself They told you lies upon liesAbout who … Continue reading You Are God’s Precious One
You can find the audio for this podcast on Spotify Your Body Is Your Own Your body is yours, and no one else’s. I don’t know about you, but the longer I am away from evangelicalism, the more it strikes me how much freedom I have in my own body. To choose what to wear, … Continue reading Your Body Is Your Own Transcript
You can find the audio for this podcast episode on Spotify Your Doubts Are Important Your doubts are important. We were part of a world where doubts were unwelcome. Our teachers, our pastors, even our own parents were used to being in positions of authority over us. They were used to us accepting whatever they … Continue reading Your Doubts Are Important Transcript
You can find the audio for this podcast episode on Spotify. God Sees You In todays episode, I want to encourage you with this thought: God sees you. God tells the Prophet Samuel that he doesn’t look at outward appearances like men do. God goes deeper and sees into the heart. For those of us … Continue reading God Sees You Podcast Transcript