5 Reasons Why Making Mistakes is Great (Or, A Former Crazy Christian’s Ode to F*cking Up)

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.

“In Love with the One I Fear”: Bringing Abuse into Christianity (Crazy Love Ch 3 Review)

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)

Living with Our Parents’ Blame: A Love Note to My Fellow Prodigal Kids

It's been four and a half months since I came out to my parents. Four and a half months since I spit out the secret I'd been carrying like a poison pill under my tongue for years. Since this whole crazy, dangerous, exhilarating, beautiful adventure -- life -- began. Four and a half months, too, … Continue reading Living with Our Parents’ Blame: A Love Note to My Fellow Prodigal Kids