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Description: A man with a thought bubble above his head that says “God”. An arrow points to that thought of God and says, “Not God!” THOUGHTS OF GOD NOT GOD I remember the first time I realized this. It was a very traumatic moment. To suddenly become aware that all my theologizing amounts to just that: thought, struck fear in me. The word is not the thing. And neither is the thought.

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Description: A google translate chart. On the Christianese side, "Do you believe in God?" On the English side, "Do you believe in my god?" DO YOU BELIEVE IN MY GOD When we progress along our theological journeys and perhaps even deconstruct our beliefs, we begin to realize one of the hardest questions to answer is, "Do you believe in God?" Why? Because now we know a couple of things are going on that the questioner is unaware of: One is that there are as many versions of God as there are those who believe in "God". Second is they have...

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Description: The Church stands between me and the me I want to be. THE CHURCH SEPARATED ME FROM ME At first I didn’t know this. I was allowed to change. To a point. So I always gravitated towards churches that would allow me to grow. The last church I was in allowed me to grow. I appreciated it. But then I came to a point where they were starting to feel uncomfortable, as well as my authorities, others churches and pastors.  I’d reached my final permissible iteration. My only choices were: Stay and conform. Leave and change. I chose the...

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Description: A woman is on top of a man in bed. He exclaims, "Wait! Is you on top biblical?" IS WOMEN ON TOP BIBLICAL? Yes, I'm critiquing purity culture here. It has spoiled many a good time.

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Description: A Venn diagram. The left circle "You Deconstructing". The right circle "Your Family". The intersection "Tension". DECONSTRUCTION. FAMILY. TENSION. The holidays are coming when you're going to be getting together with people who do not understand you anymore. Here are a couple of things to remember that I think will help: 1. CHANGE freaks people out. You freaked yourself out. So be gracious. Which means give them time. 2. ADJUSTMENT is a process. Their attempts to adjust or lack thereof to the ever-evolving you is their project, not yours. You can do things to relieve your own inner tension. You can...

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