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What I’m learning from Trans Christian Twitter

First of all, there is a Trans Christian Twitter.They aren’t all Christians anymore.There’s a reason for that.It isn’t that they haven’t tried.It’s that they’ve been tried. My efforts and excuses are lame. They are unique individualsJust like we all are.Some are hysterically funny.Some are incredibly fragile.Some have hearts like a giant, cozy blanket.All of themContinue reading “What I’m learning from Trans Christian Twitter”

This is what I came for

Last Sunday, at my wonderful Methodist church, the scripture reading was one with which I had almost physically wrestled, on the floor, on my knees, in tears, for years and years. It was one with which I had been bludgeoned repeatedly by other Christians, certain they knew what the right thing was for me andContinue reading “This is what I came for”

I don’t understand prayer

I’ve prayed my whole life. Sometimes with real dedication and discipline, but more often casually and in passing. I’ve read books and articles about prayer. I’ve studied what scripture says about prayer. I’ve heard countless sermons and supposed explanations regarding prayer.   I still don’t understand prayer.  Not all prayer, though. Some kinds of prayerContinue reading “I don’t understand prayer”

Anatomy of a Sin

Most people don’t make bad choices out of the blue. Sin has a backstory, an architecture, a recipe. It’s formed like rock, over time, each layer of sediment arising from a particular set of conditions. It takes shape slowly, and if you change one ingredient, the whole thing might look completely different. The casual onlookerContinue reading “Anatomy of a Sin”

Now What?

Things are afoot in Christian America, by the numbers, but also anecdotally. I have increasing numbers of friends who were raised evangelical but are now disillusioned with that culture. They are asking a lot of questions, reconsidering their beliefs, reexamining things.  This is a cultural phenomenon big enough to have a name–“deconstruction.” It has acceleratedContinue reading “Now What?”

Where are you from?

I don’t know where to start. I hate the very question. I am a run-away balloon floating out of sight. I am a puff of dandelion seeds. I am a dust cloud that will soon dissipate into nothing. My home is a bubble that burst long ago. My tribe is a diaspora of ghosts. MyContinue reading “Where are you from?”

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