What joy is there in those holidays that are based upon a religion from which we have turned away? I propose a new holiday season: The Hygge-days!
There is a serious lack of helpful information out there for people who are struggling... with serious questions about their faith and can't speak to people about those questions out of fear... with moving away from faith and wanting validation... with anger at their experiences and having no place to vent... with the overwhelming hold that evangelical Christianity has on so many lives.
Imagine my surprise when a textbook, for a biblical interpretation (hermeneutics) class, in an MA degree program, at a devout evangelical college, told me the difficult truth that the Bible was not reliable.
Deconstructing Christian theology doesn't make sense unless you understand the place the Bible occupies in the Christian world. Just as the Bible de-railed my faith, so to it de-railed my post.
It seems the traditional way to start any new blog is for the writer to introduce himself. I would hate to break with tradition right off the bat and it would probably be helpful for me to let you know what you're in for!