Decentering Jesus: My Journey to Unitarian Universalism

By Carl Gregg, Patheos Spirituality Channel Contributor at Carl Gregg When I was 12, the most salient books on my parents’ shelves were two red-bound volumes, The Case of Leon Trotsky and Not Guilty. These made up the report of the Dewey Commission of Inquiry into the Moscow Trials. I never read them with the wide-eyed fascination I [Read More…]

Losing a Straw House Faith

By Joanna Fontaine Crawford, M. Div., Intern Minister, Church of the Larger Fellowship [Read more…]

You know, if you skip Sunday school, you are going to Hell

By Jamie Schwoerer, Patheos Contributor I was around 12 years old when my cousin, just a month younger than me, told me I was going to hell because, for whatever reason, I was missing Sunday school that week. After my Dad and I dropped her off at home, I asked him if I was really [Read More…]

From Atheism to Catholicism

By Leah Libressco, Patheos Catholic Channel Contributor at Unequally Yoked For several years, a lot of my friends have been telling me I had an inconsistent and unsustainable philosophy. ”A virtue ethicist atheist whose transhumanism seems to be rooted in dualism? Who won’t shut up about moral lapses as wounds to the soul and keeps [Read More…]

Reclaiming an Instinctual Spirituality

By Lara Owen, Patheos Spirituality Contributor at A Spiritual Life I lost my religion when I was fourteen years old, very suddenly. It was a Sunday morning and as usual I was in church for Holy Communion. The curate, a likeable man well known to me as a neighbor and friend of my parents, and [Read More…]

I Lost My Faith Twice

By Sam Alexander, Patheos Spirituality contributor at Christianity for the Spiritual but not Religious Timmy and I were swimming in Lake Luzerne when the lightening struck. I’m sure that if you’d been on the shore you’d have seen the second recorded instance of men walking on water. We were out of there in a flash. [Read More…]

Losing my Religion to Discover my Spirit

By David Matthew Brown, Patheos Spirituality Contributor at Wrestling with Yourself There is division within us, each of us, we are here to end the division and know ourselves and that will lead to complete freedom. That is true education. We see that division throughout the world in nationalities, most religions, race, traditions, politics, relationships, [Read More…]

Finding Spirit

By Barbara Alexander, Patheos Spirituality Contributor at Awakening What’s Next As a child of the Midwest in the 1950s, religion was part of what I did. Mine was Methodist – reasonably benign theology and very strong community. The church was near our home so I walked or rode my bike to choir practice and youth [Read More…]