I don’t really pray the way I used to pray. The “Dear God, I really need…” prayers I was taught to offer up throughout my day. Now I meditate. I sit under big trees and breathe. I laugh with family and friends and feel my heart swell. I lament as I listen to the news. … Continue reading A Desperate Prayer for Election Day…Because Shit is Dire
I really tried not to care about these Kanye tweets. I tried not to care when he posed for a photo with white supremacists throwing up white power symbols. I tried not to care when he showed us his MAGA hat or when 45 gave him a Twitter shout out. I tried not to care … Continue reading I Tried Not To Care About Kanye but His Words About Slavery Hurt Me
Every three months or so, I delete all my dating apps and take a break. Sometimes it’s because the prospect of another bad date is emotionally crippling. Sometimes it’s because I’m busy with work, friends, hobbies, travelling, life. But a lot of the time, it’s because my faith is shifting faster than I can keep … Continue reading The Difficulties of Dating Online as a “Post-Evangelical Progressive Christian”
I wept as people shared their stories of fleeing home, being separated from family, not having access to basic social services. I wept as people shared their stories of triumph despite impossible odds, stories of anger against unjust systems and their hunger for home. I had the distinct feeling that, were Jesus on earth, he would be at that rally, comforting people, wiping their tears. Maybe he would even grab the mic and lead a chant. That was the most profoundly I had felt the presence of God since the election.