For the past month, I’ve dealt with homesickness by not dealing with it. I’d wake up each morning, make my breakfast, go about my day. There’s a kind of peace in pretending you’re fine. When asked if I miss home, my answer became: “Oh, I’m not thinking about it too much.”
We’ve been on a roller-coaster of emotion, haven’t we? This has been hard, no doubt about it. I’ve seen you go from devastated to angry to accepting and all the way back round. I don’t think you know how to cope with this.
I’m opinionated, and I feel quite passionately about several causes. With the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality, I’ve experienced great joy this weekend. However, a few of my Facebook friends are opposed to equality for the LGBT community. I commented on one of these: At first, I felt incredibly guilty. I wonder if I … More We Don’t Have to Play by Their Rules
Please don’t think that my coming to terms with my unbelief was an easy process. There were tears, trips to churches, talks with church leaders. I fought to keep my faith. I read the Bible and I would cry out in prayer for my doubt to go away, so I could remain in the cradle … More An Open Letter About my Unbelief
When I took my 10th grade biology class in Mississippi, we were required to learn evolution because it was mentioned on the state biology test. My teacher, Miss Lott*, would say a sentence about evolution, and then go on for several minutes about why that sentence was untrue. She reiterated that on the test we … More Louisiana’s Miseducation of Their Youth
Christians, I understand your panic. As you see numbers drop in church attendance and fewer and fewer people self-identify as Christian, you fear the flames of Christ are being snuffed out by idolatry and ignorance and you frantically search for reasons as to why anyone would leave the church and its savior. There has been … More Please Stop Trying to Explain Why People Leave the Church
Background: Micah Armstrong is a campus preacher who travels across the Southeast. He’s a fundamentalist Christian. On April 1st, he visited the University of Mississippi campus like he has done many times before. However, this time many students came out and confronted him. Many people held signs saying declaring that he wasn’t a true Christian, … More In Regards to Micah Armstrong