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Music Review: Shawn Thomas, “In Between the Shades of Gray”

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014

Imagine going through life questioning who you are or who you’re supposed to be. What’s right, what’s wrong, always wondering if God is with you?  Looking for answers, questioning...

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GOD-TALK

“Submission”: Why Church Words Matter

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014

My Facebook feed is full of them. Kinda inevitable, I guess, since I have so many Facebook friends who are pastors and religious practioners. Posts, statuses, comments, full of...

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REAL LIFE

Why Gay Christians are Praying to Die

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014

Almost every story I read, personal stories of individuals dealing with their sexuality within the church, involves a part where they admit to thinking about killing themselves,...

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LOVE, SEX, FAMILY

Naming Ourselves

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014

We are free to name ourselves anyway we want. Absolutely! Since I am pale peach and my husband is deep pecan, we have a full range of hateful terms from which to choose. And after...

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Music Review: Shawn Thomas, “In Between the Shades of Gray”

Music Review: Shawn Thomas, “In Between the Shades of Gray”

Sep 23, 2014

Imagine going through life questioning who you are or who you’re supposed to be. What’s right, what’s wrong, always wondering if God is with you?  Looking for answers, questioning your faith, waiting for someone to help you find your way? Looking for signs of spiritual life, or looking for something to ground you to keep you from spiraling helplessly out of...

The Truth Will Set Us Free – From What?

The Truth Will Set Us Free – From What?

Sep 23, 2014

There was that time when Jesus cleansed the temple – kicking over chairs, upturning tables, and driving out the money changers. You’re going to have to do this for yourself. Living inside your head are all those religious lies and deceptions that have enslaved you and are a power in your mind. They are constantly doing business in your head –...

Why Gay Christians are Praying to Die

Why Gay Christians are Praying to Die

Sep 19, 2014

Almost every story I read, personal stories of individuals dealing with their sexuality within the church, involves a part where they admit to thinking about killing themselves, attempting to kill themselves, or praying that God would take them to heaven so that the struggle, the pain and the loneliness would be over. Almost every story. That’s too much. Too...

Dear Susan: Aren’t We Supposed to Want the Best for Each Other?

Dear Susan:  Aren’t We Supposed to Want the Best for Each Other?

Sep 19, 2014

“Jesus never added a asterisk to his commands to love God and love others. The religion of Christianity has added all the asterisks.” I love the question today as it represents so many people. They have mostly kind hearts and good intentions, but they are so inside their box, they just don’t see how far from Jesus’ truth they and much of...

Crazy Is As Crazy Does

Crazy Is As Crazy Does

Sep 17, 2014

I wonder if people sometimes think I’m crazy. Okay, a variety of reasons for that might pop to mind, but I am thinking of this one. When I am by myself — walking, driving, at the mall — I talk out loud. Sometimes working through my thoughts, getting them out. Often, I’m talking to God, praying, but unless you can hear me, you don’t...

“Submission”: Why Church Words Matter

“Submission”: Why Church Words Matter

Sep 16, 2014

My Facebook feed is full of them. Kinda inevitable, I guess, since I have so many Facebook friends who are pastors and religious practioners. Posts, statuses, comments, full of churchy words, theological jargon, traditional King-Jamesy sounding terms. Stuff that passes for Christianese. And I’m sick of it. Up till now my reasons have been personal. Those...

Why I Despise Fundamentalism

Why I Despise Fundamentalism

Sep 15, 2014

Why I despise fundamentalism: • It sets ideas and beliefs above people. • It reduces people, the world, and our universe to black and white. There is no room for anything or anyone that does not fit the mold and there is no desire to learn and explore because all of the answers have already been found. • Beliefs must be defended at all cost, while love and...

Naming Ourselves

Naming Ourselves

Sep 10, 2014

We are free to name ourselves anyway we want. Absolutely! Since I am pale peach and my husband is deep pecan, we have a full range of hateful terms from which to choose. And after all, some have said, since they’re terms that have been used against us, surely we have the right to use them ourselves. Maybe we can even take out some of their sting? Maybe...