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I can’t find peace till it burns.

We so often believe and are taught that anger is unhealthy and needs to be managed and suppressed. But anger is human and is good information. If we’re not used to feeling it, we can mistake it for rage and think we’re going too far when really we’re testing out what it could feel like to express what we need and speak up when we’ve been hurt.

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Religious Trauma & the Body.

Like all trauma, religious trauma lives in our bodies. And like all trauma, we need bodily ways to process it. When you graze your knee, your body knows how to heal. When you’ve experienced trauma, your body knows how to heal. But for anyone who has spent time in spaces

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An Incomplete Deconstruction

An image took my breath away last week. It was of a baby doll in a manger made of rubble. Broken chunks of cement and rocks, debris and wood surrounded by figurines. It was the nativity scene of a Church in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. The place where

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The Sins of the Father

10 min read There are some big, heavy themes in this post. Please come back to it later if it’s too much for you. I write to process. Often I delete or save things in draft, but the act of committing to sentences helps me figure out how I feel

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Regret and Shame

The documentaries keep coming. On cults, megachurch demise and people we may have once looked up to and admired, falling from grace. Or rather, tripping over themselves while clinging to tired old scripts and defending the indefensible. And of course, we know why this is, to admit there was wrongdoing

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Megachurch drama & the promise of home.

4 min read If you’ve connected with me because you’ve experienced religious trauma or you’re curious about all the megachurch drama in the media at the moment, you may want to keep reading. You might be thinking, religious trauma sounds quite dramatic, I don’t really know what you mean. Trauma

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On Imagination + Curiosity

On imagination and curiosity. Staying open to the world. One of the things I miss about the faith of the first half of my life is the certainty. Sure, confident, ordered, framed. It was always possible to know what was right and wrong. I knew myself, my place in the

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Download 'Melancholy': an excerpt from "The Sentimental Non-Believer."

Melancholy is a reflection on the way Easter used to feel and how it feels now.