Holy Weekend

Good FridayTime of death was calledHope has evaporatedWhere do we go from here?How could our Love leave us like this?He was supposed to beThe MessiahThe RevolutionaryThe KingHow did this happen?Where do we go from here? Holy SaturdayGrief hangs heavy in the airWeighing heavy on our soulsCrushing usPushing usDown to our kneesOur Love is goneSwallowed by … Continue reading Holy Weekend

The Bible Isn’t Clear

I grew up being told that homosexuality is wrong, because the Bible is clear. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that the OT doesn't forbid same-sex relationships between women. Or that the "homosexuality" referred to in the NT wasn't at all what we mean when we talk about homosexuality today. All my life, I was … Continue reading The Bible Isn’t Clear

Josh Harris and Empathy For The Deconstructing

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

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

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

The Gift of Uncertainty

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

Beware the Unequally Yoked

For those of you who grew up in the conservative church, you'll likely remember hearing warnings against dating or marrying outside your faith. You might have even been given a Bible verse and were told that Scripture itself forbids dating/marrying outside the fold. You might have been convinced this was true. I was for the … Continue reading Beware the Unequally Yoked

The Nashville Statement 2.0

A couple of days ago, I posted my response to the infamous Nashville Statement, I went article by article to discuss how nearly every one had added to or contradicted Scripture. I posted it as a knee jerk reaction and in anger because of the homophobic/transphobic/misogynistic implications therein. The next day I removed the post. … Continue reading The Nashville Statement 2.0