Grieving Church

Grief isn’t a linear process It’s twisty, curvy, circling back on itself as you experience it again and again. Grief is like waves washing up on a shore, they ebb and flow, moving changing, becoming rough at times, placid at others. Grief is a wound that takes time to heal and keeps getting reopened again, […]

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How to Stay in Church: A Field Guide

I didn’t want to leave. I didn’t want to be another exit story, another dissatisfied customer, another exvangelical. I wanted to stay, to affect change, to help heal the wounds I saw bleeding out all around me. I wanted to be part of the people of God, even with all our flaws. I wanted to […]

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Sad Songs About Church

I am grieving. Anger, doubt, fear, and sadness wash over me like waves on the rocky shore. It catches me off guard, throwing off my hours and days. It consumes me at times. Other times it brings nostalgia. I’m working on the acceptance part of the grief cycle. After all, it’s been months, years. Still, […]

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