It’s not a religion, it’s a relationship?

When I was growing up, and people asked about my religion, I would parrot the phrase I'd heard from countless well-meaning pastors, Sunday school teachers, and friends. You know the one..."It's not a religion. It's a relationship."Then, there's the viral video that's been going around lately. I'm sure you've seen itĀ making the rounds on Facebook, Twitter, and the Blogosphere:"Why I hate religion, but love Jesus."(side note: for an excellent response to this video, check out Elizabeth … [Read more...]

I’m pro-life. I’m pro-choice. I’m pro-woman.

I'm pro-choice.Therefore, I am pro-life.I'm pro-life.Therefore, I am pro-choice.I couldn't be one without being the other and my support for each side strengthens the other.Let meĀ 'splain....No, there is too much. Let me sum up.I'll start with this--even though the exact point at which human life begins cannot be pin-pointed by science, I still feel uncomfortable with the concept of abortion. I'd like to think that I, personally, would never get an abortion (though, the way I reacted … [Read more...]

If the Bible had an F.A.Q. section…

Do you ever wish that the Bible had an F.A.Q. section?Or maybe it does, and I just haven't found it yet. Some Christians probably have--you know, the one's who are always saying, "The Bible clearly says that..." Yeah, those Christians must have found the F.A.Q. section.Because, let's be honest. The Bible is anything but clear.It's complicated, contradictory, and confusing.If the Bible had an F.A.Q. section, this is what I'd like to see in it:*What IS salvation?*Is there a hell? … [Read more...]

A year in review

What a year it has been!I think I'll recap some of the highlights:I turned 21 and had my first alcoholic beverage (a Bud Light. Gross. Happy to say that Abe has taught me to appreciate good beer, and I will never again darken the doorways of my tongue with a Bud Light)My boyfriend of three years broke up with me on facebook (which didn't seem like a highlight at the time, but looking back, all I can think is Hallelujah, Chunky Peanut Butter!)I discovered that I could, in fact, survive … [Read more...]


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