Book Review: Spiritual Sobriety by Elizabeth Esther

I love so much of Elizabeth Esther's writing because what she says fits my experiences in unhealthy churches. I preordered her book Spiritual Sobriety: Stumbling back to faith when good religion goes bad in spring of last year, around the same time that I interviewed her on my blog. Recently I re-read my copy before … Continue reading Book Review: Spiritual Sobriety by Elizabeth Esther

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Book review: Stolen Innocence by Elissa Wall

I got this book from a giveaway over at SpiritualAbuse.org a couple of summers ago, when I was blogging about leaving fundamentalism. Stolen Innocence is Elissa Wall's memoir of leaving the fundamentalist Mormon church (FLDS) as an adult. She was told to marry one of her cousins when she was only 14. Elissa gives a good history … Continue reading Book review: Stolen Innocence by Elissa Wall

Nudity and theater: Theater ‘d Art’s Paradise Lost

The midsummer air in the upper room theater stifled, and the box office offered complimentary water bottles. I chose to experience the play barefoot. I knew several members of the cast personally or had seen them in other Theater 'd Art productions, intensifying the experience. My friend Dastan played Lucifer, and Dana (per tradition from … Continue reading Nudity and theater: Theater ‘d Art’s Paradise Lost

Mars Hill Church’s ‘Good Friday’ film: Review

For centuries, churches have used various mediums in attempts to recreate history, to relive the past. But the crucifixion is most frequently reenacted, with vivid detail. From medieval Passion plays to modern productions like New Life Church's The Thorn to Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ...we as the audience revisit and revisit and revisit … Continue reading Mars Hill Church’s ‘Good Friday’ film: Review