When everything you know and hold sacred dissolves, something far more beautiful remains.… Read More Why I Left the Fold
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?
Believe in your voice. Pursue your art. Serve love.… Read More My Great Awakening
God’s story has ended, and everything that I could ever need to know has already been perfectly captured in his Word. That comfort, however, comes at the cost of a more patient theology… and, perhaps, distorts the Word itself.… Read More Writing the Undying Word
Being an agnostic (and a skeptic, and a centrist), I’m often accused of fence-sitting or playing the field. “Because you are lukewarm,” as the writer of Revelations puts it, “I will spit you out of my mouth”. To be honest, it’s a fair concern. Walking the line I’m walking is a very narrow path, and… Read More A Brief Statement on Charlottesville
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