Your default mode is being owned by yourself, and no one else can tell you who to love, what to fear, or what to find joy in. Your religion is not my religion, and that's okay.
For a kid who was already anal about creases in her looseleaf, exiting a group of people who were so sure about their right answers that they tried to convert everyone they knew to The Light was world-shaking. It was humbling. It was awkward. And it was also fundamentally freeing.
"set a fire down in my soul that I can't contain and I can't control I want more of you, God I want more of you, God..." One among hundreds, I closed my eyes, tipped back my head and let the music wash through me. The power of the melody made me feel like Alice … Continue reading On Fire For God: Crazy Love Review Ch 4
The "lessons" we learn about ourselves The deepest lessons we learn in life aren't from the classroom. They're not on paper. Not even in the field.* Instead we learn them from each other. From how others treat us. These lessons can happen in the moment, between the lines. Sometimes they're explicit and outright. They can … Continue reading I Am That I Am: We Are So Much More than What People Think of Us
This week we're looking at the third, and maybe most humanizing, chapter in Crazy Love. It is also named "Crazy Love," and I mean, it's not wrong. This chapter is a gold mine for a conversation Evangelicals really need to have, but it's also heartbreaking. Got daddy issues? So does Francis Chan, and "Crazy Love" is about how he tried to … Continue reading “In Love with the One I Fear”: Bringing Abuse into Christianity (Crazy Love Ch 3 Review)