Two posts in one week? Apocalypse must be upon us! Actually, it's just Halloween, a holiday I enjoyed as a kid (even as a Christian kid), then loathed as a stick-up-my-butt Christian parent (thankfully a brief period), and now enjoy again. And because it's Halloween, I'm seeing all sorts of ridiculous stuff online that I … Continue reading American Jesus: The “Real” Story of the Halloween Pumpkin
For me, losing my faith is not just about a change in my personal life. It is about all of the relationships in my life, about my identity and my place in the society where I have grown and belonged my whole life. It is tantamount to renouncing my citizenship in the country of my birth - by choice - and therefore losing all of my alliances, all of my protections, all of my security, and all of my privileges. And that is the part of deconversion you can't possibly understand if you grew up outside belief.
I asked a lot of questions in church last Sunday. I didn't raise my hand. I didn't state them to the priest in charge in front of the congregation. Our service is modern but we're not that kind of church. (I grew up in that kind of church, though - where anyone and everyone was … Continue reading are you there, god….?
All my life, I was told there was one special man God had chosen for me. Someone who would walk with me, guide me, be my friend and lover and soul mate. And I believed it. Because I lived with it. My parents, who were passionate lovers of God, had an amazing marriage. Theirs was … Continue reading one true love?
I couldn't sing yesterday. My husband and I attend a church plant. It's a small group, meets in a school cafeteria, and we are part of the actual plant team from the big church across the river. I'm a musician and singer, but not for the plant. They got someone younger and hipper to do … Continue reading what is wrong with me?