While my own experiences ultimately led me out of Evangelicalism, I was recently asked if there were resources I could share as well. If you're new here and interested in Evangelical deconstruction, I encourage you to read about my journey. Otherwise, the rest of these are in the
In light of renewed fighting between Israel and Palestine, there have been the requisite takes on the conflict started, who is right or wrong, and the "common sense" ways to resolve it once and for all. When it's brought up: What does this conflict have to
The title doesn't lie. There were two instances of Mormon missionary harassment. Neither are particularly interesting and I present them in the context of regret and of the Evangelical pot calling the kettle "black".
Instead of ranting about what I’m against, I’ll tell you what I’m for. That answer is simple: I am for humanity. I’m for humans over religions, over nations, and over corporations. I believe that we are equal.
In some ways, I wish I could say that Trump was the final straw or Evangelicals’ embrace of his presidency. I wish I could say it was the abysmal COVID response, the relentless drive to pack the courts and subjugate women. I wish I’d seen the racism, the bigotry,
White supremacy is a big problem for mainline Protestant churches. The more liberal members are walking away from church entirely. The more conservative ones leave for places that have no qualms with preaching it.
Evangelicalism treats people as marketing tools, a source for the offering plate, and a vote to propel their political power.
Deconstruction is a process. Maybe some people wake up one day and realize they no longer believe in the things they spent decades cultivating but that's not what happened for me. 2010 until 2013 was a difficult time. Financially we were recovering from the failure of my business.
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Deconstruction Part 4 - or how I learned to stop worrying and reject the idea of Hell I love Isaac Asimov. Well, his later works probably aren't as good. Maybe it's better to say I like Asimov. Except he had a problem with misogyny. Ok fine.
A journey of deconstruction Part 3 "Prosperity Gospel" was inevitable. For those not familiar "Prosperity Gospel" is the idea that good Christians will be blessed with wealth in the current life. Therefore the most wealthy are the most righteous. Of course, the best way for God
Deconstruction Part 2 At the Resort Ministry, there were three groups. The hunters, the hunted, and the insiders. The hunters donned camouflage clothing and painted their faces. Their game proved to be the most fun on nights like this one where the moon remained hidden in its monthly orbit and
Part 1 - Definitions The best place to start any journey is at the beginning. My morals, ethics, and worldview are, for better or worse, shaped by evangelical Christianity and it frames a great deal of my writing. This being the first post, I think it wise to start with