The Unholy Divine

holy  adjective\ˈhō-lē\: exalted or worthy of complete devotion as one perfect in goodness and righteousness  I don't feel that I'm going too far outside the realm of reasonable generalizations in saying that most people of faith probably associate their respective conceptions of the Divine with a word similar to the one defined above. At least, in my experience, having attended a Christian college and two seminaries, plus a significant number of houses of worship and faith communities, this wor … [Read more...]

Fatal Distraction.

This past week, this post has been circulating around the more evangelical corners of the interwebs.While I understand the desire to focus on holy week (trust me, liturgical seasons are big in the Anderson household), I think it’s complete BS. For those of you who didn’t read the post, it essentially says that the “paint the internet red” campaign by HRC is Satan’s way of distracting us from holy week.Seriously? That is some of the most transparent BS I’ve seen ever since the “women’s … [Read more...]

#progGOD Challenge: Beautiful Terrible Reckless Love.

It is once again time for a #progGOD challenge. Tony Jones called all us emergent-y types to write on the meaning and, potentially, necessity for the crucifixion. Here's what I had to say: "Because this great love can move us to do wonderful and amazing things, but it can also make us furious, jealous, or even vengeful when we can’t seem to look past our own selfishness and let love abide. It is especially threatening to those of us with great privilege, as this love requires us to let go of the … [Read more...]

God of the Open Door.

January is always a hard month for me.I'm not sure why. It just always has been. There's a number of different factors that play in to it, but none of them are enough on their own for me to actually despise the month. Yet, I do.One day a couple weeks ago, though, instead of being angry for an entire month, I decided to try something different. I decided to pray. For hope, specifically. That's all I wanted, all I needed to get me through the month. Hope.The day after I did this, my … [Read more...]

A Brief Introduction

Hello readers,My name is Denika Anderson, and I'm a recent addition to the EV blog. In the interests of making my often-jumbled thoughts comprehensible and my origins clear, I've decided to briefly locate myself, theologically and otherwise.I am female. I am twenty years of age. I am of European descent and am a citizen of the United States. I am straight and married. (Additionally: to an amazing man.) I am theologically progressive. I vote Green. I come out of the Lutheran … [Read more...]


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