What Would It Take?

A common theme for ex-Christians which I have addressed (and no doubt will continue to address) are the assumptions Christians make about our personal walk with god before¬†abandoning him. They know we couldn’t possibly have ever understood god the way they understand him. They believe we are simply missing a piece of the puzzle that…

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When Christians Do Not Love the Sinner

Earlier today a relative of mine posted this story on Facebook about a Christian singer who came out of the closet last year. This relative has a good heart and her views represent the best Christianity has to offer. And the conversation that followed was as good as can be expected, really: Christians debating on…

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Childhood Fears

I recently posted an interview with my husband about faith. He is forty years old and still carries a fear of hell and satanic forces from his childhood. He knows it isn’t rational, but he cannot completely let it go. He, like so many others, were raised in a household where everything was sent through…

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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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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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