Suicidal Thoughts are Symptoms, Not Sins!

[Content Note: Discussion of suicide. Victim blaming for mental illness. Discussion of death due to illness]There are, unfortunately, still some Christians out there who wouldn’t hesitate to call a death due to illness, accident, or any other tragedy “sinful.” Every now and then you’ll run across the person who believes that someone died of cancer because they lacked faith in God’s healing power, or that someone died in a car wreck because God was punishing them for sin.I think most self- … [Read more...]

For Grandma (Rest in Peace)

I wrote this piece for my grandmother about a year ago. She was not expected to live through the night that I wrote this. She ended up living another year because, what can I say? My grandma was a tough cookie. She passed away this morning, but this time I did get a chance to make a phone call and talk to her one last time. She's at peace. I'm at peace. I'm reposting this for her. I guess this is the goodbye that I won’t get to tell you.I’m here stuck at school studying for my exams that don’t se … [Read more...]

It won’t be their world anymore: Universalism with boudaries

I really don't know what I believe about the afterlife.Ever since I gave up the idea of an eternal hell, I've found myself able to embrace many different theories with some comfort.As a Christian, though, I find particular comfort in the idea of a future Kingdom of God.I am inspired and energized by the hope against hope that what's next is some kind of Kingdom ruled by a Love and by a just God.However, this idea has a lot of baggage surrounding it--mainly the idea that anyone who isn't … [Read more...]


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