faith shift: hope for spiritual refugees, church burnouts, and freedom seekers

really exciting news around here that i’m happy to finally get to share. yesterday i received the final signed contract to write faith shift: hope for spiritual refugees, church burnouts, and freedom seekers (that’s the working title) for convergent books, a new random house imprint!   it’s a long crazy story how it all came about but they approached me …

the carnival turns 5 (aka, i’m getting old)

exactly 5 years ago today i was putting the finishing touches on the carnival in my head, my first adventure into solo blogging.  it’s been quite a wild ride & it honestly feels like a year or two ago but not 5! whether you comment regularly or you’re one of the lurkers, i am grateful for your presence here. that’s …

happy 4th birthday, little blog.

4 years ago today  12.31.07, i was holed up in my house over christmas vacation starting this blog & joining facebook for the first time.  wow, did those 4 years go fast.  i am so thankful for the relationships i’ve made here, many of you i’ve now had the privilege to meet in real life, too, and i can’t say …

comfortable in our own skin

one of the things i’ve always tried to do here is write from my heart. to be as honest as i could.  to not worry about who would think what.  it’s pretty hard to do!  there are so many different tribes out here in online-land with different passions & people & ways-of-living-out-their-faith.  for the past five years, i have always …

yep, i guess i’m a heretic

heretic [her-i-tik] 1. a professed believer who maintains religious opinions contrary to those accepted by his or her church or rejects doctrines prescribed by that church. 2. anyone who doesn’t conform to an established attitude, doctrine, or principle.   synonyms: apostate, backslider, recreant, dissenter, skeptic, freethinker. (those made me laugh!) my post up at rachel held evans’ blog last week–insecure christians–got …