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...]

I’m happy.

I'm happy.It feels good to say that and really mean it. Life has been a struggle ever since I can remember--healing from abuse suffered as a child and as a teenager--and life is still a struggle.But I feel like I'm winning.For the first time in my life I feel like I'm winning. I am healing. I am at peace with who I am as a person and as a woman, thanks to feminism. I am at peace with my spirituality thanks to a few good churches and thanks to Universalism and feminist theology. I feel … [Read more...]

When I don’t want to be a Christian anymore, I just believe in love

I believe in love.I feel that I must take a moment to define my term as best as I can here. I'm not talking about romance or affection or coziness or anything else that we all sometimes call love.I mean the force that moves us to see others as fully human. The force that moves us to care, and to hope for (and more importantly work for) a world where everyone is seen as (and treated as) fully human.Love, the absence of abuse, oppression, discrimination, exploitation.Love, the absence of … [Read more...]


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