I was raised in a fundamentalist evangelical church. I was raised to be terrified of the world outside that church. I would eventually leave that church anyway, and — after some worrisome wilderness-wandering — leave all forms of fundamentalism behind with it.… Read More What is the Agnostic Gospel?
I have never once questioned my lungs, or deemed their breathing to be futile – but I declare myself inadequate every day. … Read More In All Creation
How should one proceed, if their actions simultaneously bring both healing and harm?… Read More To Speak, or Not to Speak?
While I still embrace all of the spiritual joy you have shown me – I no longer see the world as rigidly as you do. My aim is not to attack you; my aim is to help you understand why.… Read More To Faithful Friends and Family
Unfortunately, the more I research the concept of language, the more I realize that stating anything distinctly and unequivocally seems to be impossible. And yet, here I sit writing, in language, the first entry in a series about that very problem. … Read More A New Language, Part I
Remember that the ideas you despise are held by people who deserve your love. And in our democracy, your ideals will not come to fruition without the support of those people.… Read More Love is a Democracy
And it might be tinnitus, but I hear him ring. And from here to the end, he’s my only friend — my only friend, and me.… Read More Genuine Joy – My Only Friend and Me
You can choose to favor the questions over the answers. You can allow your questions to open you up to God, to the Universe, and — more importantly — the world of real people around you. People that deserve your empathy far more than your judgment. … Read More Is Faith a Question?