Thoughts of a Villain

Right now I am sitting with the reality that I am losing people in my life over god. I am not the type of person who likes to go around offending people. I care what people think of me more than I care to admit. I knew when I started this blog that it was…

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Of Faith and Relevance

It’s funny how religion can mean everything or nothing. I grew up in a household that seldom talked about god. A friend of my older sister invited her to vacation bible school one summer and I tagged along. When it was over, an older couple offered to pick us up and take us to regular…

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How Should Christians Talk to Atheists?

My husband’s parents buy all of their children an annual subscription to the Answers In Genesis magazine. I am quite familiar with Ken Ham and the Creation Museum. It’s kind of a joke in our house that we look forward to finding this magazine in our mailbox, but I do secretly enjoy seeing what Ken…

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Don’t Lie and Tell Me You Believe in God

Dear Almost Every Christian I Have Known, Don’t tell me you love Jesus and then insult me. Don’t tell me you believe in Christian values and then fuck that girl you met at the bar. Don’t say you love your enemies and then verbally or physically insult them. Don’t gossip, give in to lustful desires,…

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An Interview With My Husband About Faith Part II

What made you decide to become a missionary? Jake, who was involved in Reachout with me. He went and did Arc the year ahead of me and he was a popular kid in my youth group who played guitar. He was one of the kids who played acoustic guitar during those youth group rallys. He…

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An Interview With My Husband About Faith Part I

My husband grew up in a conservative Christian home. He was the youngest of four children. His family’s level of conservatism has made them the subject of many jokes, and we have had our ups and downs. But he had a good home life. His parents loved their children and were actively involved in their…

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Living on the Edge

I have followed a handful of stories concerning pastors who have lost faith. I read their blogs, listen to their podcast interviews, and I follow them on social media. I like their stories because they understand two polar opposite sides equally. They have a story I can relate to. And they are usually pretty good…

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Keep Your Feet on the Ground

If you believe in the bible, you believe that we are all sinners. There is a difference between the saved and unsaved, but it has nothing to do with our actions. It is by grace alone. It’s just as available to the straight and narrow Christian as it is to your favorite celebrity Satan worshiper….

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I Went to School with Jesus. And So Did You.

I have never understood the popular Christian viewpoint that god should be in schools. The debate about the separation of church and state is the number one way Christians in America like to sabotage their own cause. Why isn’t it more obvious to them? If you have followed my story you know that I once traveled…

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Divided By Eternity

If you have lost your faith in god, there is a good chance you are surrounded by Christians who would be devastated by the news. Maybe you haven’t told them. Maybe you will never tell them. Maybe you are all too aware of the fact that eternity is the impenetrable wall that will forever divide…

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