Ordinary Time: My Six-Month Reflections

The last six months have been some of the most incredible and surprising of my life. Since May, I’ve traveled to cities around the country, met my role models, become an American citizen, bought an apartment with my boyfriend in Europe, and written two books. Today, I’m sharing this slice of my life and lessons with

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Book Review: Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans

Rachel Held Evans and I have had vastly different faith journeys. She was raised an evangelical in the American south, the daughter of a Bible professor. I was brought up Unitarian near fast-talking New York, the child of an ex-Catholic feminist. As she struggled with the culture and creed of her religion, I struggled with

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A Messy Methodist

“I feel like I’m supposed to pick a team, or something,” I say. “It’s like there’s all these different religions, and then there’s just me, standing on the sidelines, trying to choose one. But they all say they’re right, and so I’m just left there, clueless.” It’s the middle of my gap year, and I’m

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The Greatest of These is Love

Lately, I’ve been morbidly interested in Mars Hill Church. Mars Hill is a Christian mega-church with 15 locations, a head pastor who believes in predestination and complementary gender-roles, and a hip website that includes trailers for their sermon series (yes, really). Their current series is called 1 John: Love One Another, but then there’s quotes

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Living Generously

One of the most wonderful and inspiring people I know is my godmother, Kristen. I’ve known her since I was 11; she’s watched me grow and go through the many stages in my religious journey. She has been there for me in all my stages of belief, and equally supportive in each. When I was

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