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abuse, relationships -

A man and a woman sit at a table drinking their coffees (or teas). The man says, "I just don't understand it. We leave the church and we never hear from any of our so-called 'friends' again. It's like we never even existed!" She responds, "I guess you could say we were Holy Ghosted!" HOLY GHOSTED I need to give my good friend Mike credit for "holy ghosted"! We laughed about this and agreed it would make a good cartoon. So here it is. But for many of us, being ghosted by a community we were so invested in and loved...

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deconstruction, relationships -

A man and a woman are walking their dogs. The woman says, "I'm just looking for a church where I can be real!" The man replies, "Oh you can be real at our church as long as you're a real believer like the rest of us!" I don't know how many times I've been to churches or heard of churches that claim to invite you to be real. But I come to find out that nearly every one of them means you can be real by their standards of what real means. Yes, some churches say you can be real. But then...

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deconstruction, theology -

A man must choose his date: a rigid exclamation mark standing like a robot or a sexy question mark reaching out to him. The exclamation mark promises: "Choose me and I will safely keep you securely in one comfortable place forever just you and me and you will never have to change or think or worry about a thing." The question mark promises: "Come with me and let's explore the whole universe and everything in it and get our minds blown and become everything we are!" Whom do you choose?  

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deconstruction, theology -

"Wisdom" on one side of a graph and "Questions" on the bottom with the arrow going up. Questions lead to wisdom.Wisdom leads to questions. They go together.They grow together.

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belief, deconstruction, theology -

A woman prays, “Dear God, I promised I’d never leave you so why’d you leave me?” WHY WE SAY “I’LL NEVER STOP BELIEVING IN GOD” I’ve helped many people deconstruct when they take advantage of my resources: my art, cartoons, posts, courses, and books, but also coaching. At the beginning they make the same claim: “I’ll never stop believing in God (or Jesus)!” I respectfully listen but suggest they hold that thought and let’s see what happens. Why do we do this?  1. We really do still believe and we can’t imagine not believing. We’ve had this belief for so...

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