Category: Evangelical church

A Christian, A Jew, and a Muslim Have Lunch

I’ve written here in the past about my family–my mother’s family in specific.  I have avoided spending time with them for years due, in large part, to how I feel when I leave their company.  A certain feeling of social exclusion and judgment permeate…

Living in Color…Again

I wrote this post six years ago on this very blog.  I woke up this morning and thought that it might be worth re-posting just in case someone needed to read it: It is no secret that the past few weeks have been difficult….

Fighting Unfair Treatment

A good friend sent me a blog post by an evangelical pastor, John Bevere, a few days ago in order to get my opinion.  What did I think about the content of his post: “Growing Through Unfair Treatment”? I vehemently disagree with him.  In…

A Sea Change

I want to recommend a book.  I also want to be careful in how I go about recommending it.  I wrote at least a year ago that I questioned how the Church at large would be able to handle a hypothetical influx of emancipated…

Permission Granted

I have been on a bit of a blogging binge these past few days.  I suspect the reason is that I am housebound.  I had an arthroscopic surgical repair on my hip and must do a lot of sitting around.  I feel compelled to…

A Plea

Somewhere in the annals of this blog I’m sure I’ve posted on the difference between forgiveness and reconciliation.  I feel quite certain that most people who know me have heard me yammer on about that, and yet a plethora of Christians and even non-Christians…

Clicker Training and Formula Faith

  What I have wanted to discuss is the idea of feeling abandoned by God.  I have certainly felt this way.  For many people of faith, when something goes wrong in their lives, the first response is, “Why? Why did God let this happen?…

What Is The Kingdom of God?

This post isn’t a follow-up to my last post.  It’s a question really. What would happen if you were hanging out at a café with a friend during the fall, enjoying some tea and a scone and good conversation, when a stranger approaches you….

Dangerous Religion

I think I’m going to be learning a lot from that brunch for weeks to come.  Snippets of conversations overheard are replaying in my mind.  There is a benefit to being viewed as a second-class citizen; no one pays attention to you, thus, you…

Logical Fallacies

I was at my therapist yesterday for another session.  We did not do EMDR.  Instead we spoke more about the protective emotions.  Just like on Sesame Street, the word of the day was DISGUST.  What does disgust look like in the world to me?…