Unfundamentalist Thoughts: What do Christians mean when they say ‘our joy is not based on this world’?

It only takes a few words to send me back. Certain phrases set me off. It can be something simple, so common that most average Christians wouldn't even notice it. But those words meant something else in the fundamentalist cult I grew up in. I go to a not-crazy church now because it's helped me … Continue reading Unfundamentalist Thoughts: What do Christians mean when they say ‘our joy is not based on this world’?

Here’s why I blocked the Babylon Bee from my newsfeed

Originally written on February 17, 2017. I've hidden all posts from the Babylon Bee from my newsfeed and blocked their page. And why, you ask? Is having a Christian version of The Onion with Calvinist undertones offensive? Do I just think poking fun at church subculture is too sacrilegious? Nope, those aren't my reasons. Here's … Continue reading Here’s why I blocked the Babylon Bee from my newsfeed

I overheard a church discipline meeting at the coffee shop where I work. This is why Evangelicals are losing people.

So last night I was closing up for the night at the coffee shop where I work, and there were these people sitting at a table who go to an evangelical-ish hipster church. I've seen some of their events advertised on Facebook and I talked to them when they were part of a protest this … Continue reading I overheard a church discipline meeting at the coffee shop where I work. This is why Evangelicals are losing people.

The journey continues: How I’m healing from spiritual abuse

Originally posted on Facebook April 20, 2018.  So for those of you who've been around me a while know that I came out of a fundamentalist religious background and I worked for several years to weed those things out of my life. Those old thought patterns were rooted in some people's unhealthy desires to control … Continue reading The journey continues: How I’m healing from spiritual abuse