mental health & wellness, Scripture, spiritual, theological

Finding Freedom From Shame

This was originally posted on the blog of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA. A therapist once pointedly suggested that I was experiencing shame. I promptly suggested she was wrong. Shame is for people who’ve done egregiously terrible things, I thought (which is kind of all of us, I now realize, “for all have sinned and fall short… Continue reading Finding Freedom From Shame

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church, cultural issues, spiritual, stories, theological

A Christian Declaration of (In)dependence

In high school, my government class was assigned to compose our own "Declarations of Independence," a clever assignment on the teacher's part that both taught us about the original Declaration and tapped into our natural teenage rebellion. I took this opportunity to declare independence from church, crafting a sort of spiritual-but-not-religious manifesto that maintained allegiance to… Continue reading A Christian Declaration of (In)dependence