This meditation comes from Transfigured: A 40-day journey through scripture for gender-queer and transgender people. Can you fathom the mysteries of God? Can you probe the limits of the Almighty? They are higher than the heavens above—what can you do? They are deeper than the depths below—what can you know? Their measure is longer than the earth and wider than the sea. (Job 11:7-9 NIV) The Enlightenment led us to believe humans have the ability to comprehend pretty much every
The post below is an excerpt from Sex With God: Meditations on the sacred nature of sex in a post-purity-culture world. Sexual ethics for Christians from many denominations were formed by a concept called “purity culture.” There’s a good chance your own ethic was as well. Maybe you wore a ring as a teen, pledging to Jesus that you wouldn’t have sex until marriage. Maybe you attended a church which urged courting rather than dating. Maybe you attended modesty fashion shows acc
This entry comes from Sleeper, Awake: 40 days of companionship for the deconstruction process. While the faith journey often begins in community and is fed, formed, and nourished within it, each of us must face the “God issue” individually. It’s an intensely intimate undertaking, perhaps the most intimate of all: just you and the author of creation coming to grips with how your relationship will proceed. It can be a lonely space, but in those moments of loneliness, try to rem
My faith used to be like a castle full of sparkling treasure, a place I found beautiful and precious. Now it's the empty space of a one-room shack. I still feel the loss of those shiny, tangible things. They took a long time to assemble, and tending them gave me purpose and distraction. But I've realized the things of God should not have to be protected by moats and ramparts, and my collection of glittering artifacts came at the cost of others. The emptiness of the shack isn'