Stop Trying To Reinvent Church

Earlier this week, an old post of mine started to recirculate called "A Letter To A Dying Church From A Millennial", in which I express my frustration with the way Christian churches have begun to look and lay out a vision for what I think church leaders need to do in order to "survive" the great "decline" that so many of our denominations are experiencing. As I read through the post, I still resonated with many of the ideas. But I was also struck by the realization that I no longer feel the … [Read more...]

The Other Side: Samuel’s Story (Evangel University)

A Note From The Curator:“The Other Side” is a blog series hosted here on Patheos which takes selected stories submitted to the “Our Witness” project and shares them with a wider audience. The purpose of this series is the platform the unheard stories of LGBT+ Christians experience at Christian colleges and universities, and how they have overcome great pain at the hands of Christian leaders with their faith intact. It is my hope that these stories will counter the all too familiar narrative t … [Read more...]

The Other Side: Josh’s Story (Moody Bible Institute)

A Note From The Curator:“The Other Side” is a blog series hosted here on Patheos which takes selected stories submitted to the “Our Witness” project and shares them with a wider audience. The purpose of this series is the platform the unheard stories of LGBT+ Christians experience at Christian colleges and universities, and how they have overcome great pain at the hands of Christian leaders with their faith intact. It is my hope that these stories will counter the all too familiar narrative t … [Read more...]

The Other Side: Beth’s Story (Regent College)

 A Note From The Curator:“The Other Side” is a blog series hosted here on Patheos which takes selected stories submitted to the “Our Witness” project and shares them with a wider audience. The purpose of this series is the platform the unheard stories of LGBT+ Christians experience at Christian colleges and universities, and how they have overcome great pain at the hands of Christian leaders with their faith intact. It is my hope that these stories will counter the all too familiar n … [Read more...]

Measuring Your Life: An Ash Wednesday Reflection

“Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return.” These are the words being spoken by Christian clergy around the world today as the faithful gather to commemorate Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Christian liturgical season of Lent.Ash Wednesday is a day that calls us to remember our finitude, the impermanence of every aspect of our lives. It is a day when we recall all of our weaknesses and remember just how much we are in need of God’s unconditional grace. This day reminds us t … [Read more...]

The Leap

There comes a point for many of us when everything seems to go from a sharp black and white to a dozen shades of grey. All of the things we once were so sure about in life now become up for grabs. All of our desires, beliefs, and convictions begin to seem a lot less resolute, and we begin to feel like the ground beneath us is beginning to crumble. We try to grasp on to something to give us that familiar sense of security, but it all seems to fall through our hands like grains of sand. Waves of … [Read more...]


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