As many of us have deconstructed the toxic religious teaching of our upbringing, I keep hearing over and over again that the most painful result of this journey is the loss of community.
… justice for children also means we give them time and space to play.
In other admittedly harsh words, evangelicals only give a limited degree of freedom to one subset of human beings if they can surely throw other human beings under the bus.
If in doing good, we diminish or do violence to our own being, then the good that we do isn’t sustainable and will be laced with our trauma.
Someone in my group, Raising Children Unfundamentalist, had the fantastic idea of putting together a Easter Basket idea themed: For God So Loved The World, filled with goodies that are environmentally friendly, educational, and fun. So I’ve curated this list, for anyone who may be inspired to do this for your kids this Easter in lieu of plastic eggs filled …
Our faith is dynamic and ever changing, especially in the rapid pace of development in our children’s first years of life. Forcing the fluidity of our faith into absolute doctrines will ultimately harm their spiritual development because it will be inconsistent with their lived experience.
I only have a million stories to add to the trending hashtag #ExposeChristianSchools, having gone through 13 years of Christian schooling and been employed at one for 4 years. But let me just share one. During one of our weekly chapels in high school, the chaplain set up an actual coffin on stage, and invited all the students to single …
I speak out because I grew up immersed in evangelical subculture with acute understanding of every nuance and can unpack with authority the implications these teachings have had on me and on the people all around me.
The problem with forgiveness as a spiritual mandate is that it is often taught as a one time thing. Extend forgiveness and the slate is wiped clean. This is a toxic by product of substitutionary atonement theology and purity culture.