Words of Life: Knowing Faith

I like to know things. I enjoy nothing more than another certificate or degree demonstrating that I have mastered a subject. It makes me feel useful, and ultimately safe. Knowing stuff, in my mind, makes me feel like I have some sort of power over my life—a safety railing against chaos. As I have grown… Continue reading Words of Life: Knowing Faith

Daddy Issues: Umbrella Academy 2 and Ex-vangelicals

Umbrella Academy season 2 takes us through a surprising journey of deconstruction and reconstruction following a season of heartbreak. In many ways, their process of dismantling the confusing relationships they have with their father and with each other sheds light on a similar trend we are seeing in the Christian community—that of the deconstruction of… Continue reading Daddy Issues: Umbrella Academy 2 and Ex-vangelicals

Over-giving and the Enneagram

I sat in the darkened parking lot while my husband helped the woman and her son load up our van with her belongings. She had showed up a couple of weeks ago in my Sunday school class looking very foreign to Florida culture in her black clothes and European accent. The distress on her face,… Continue reading Over-giving and the Enneagram