When Christians Go Batshit Crazy

Strobe lights sweep across the auditorium. Music pounds against my eye sockets. Hands are in the air. They praise God with a passion that used to humble me to tears. I’m in my seat, arms crossed, eyes half open. Literally, I’m in a church. I’M IN A CHURCH AND THERE’S STROBE LIGHTS. I have been in the dregs of America’s Bible Belt for barely two … Continue reading When Christians Go Batshit Crazy

How to be Friends with a Christian

Are you tired of your non-Christian friends? Last time it was my turn to write, I posted a blog called, “How to be Friends with an Atheist.”  Well, here’s another question: how do you be friends with a Christian?  What are the benefits?  How do you make the most of your Christian Best Friend (CBF)?  Don’t worry!  There are loads of advantages. CBFs won’t drunk-call … Continue reading How to be Friends with a Christian

How to be Friends with an Atheist

Are you tired of your Christian friends?  Do you wish you knew someone who doesn’t agree with some of every single thing you believe?  Are you looking for someone to challenge and question you?  Well, look no further than your own Atheist Best Friend (ABF).  Having an ABF offers many benefits and here are a few guidelines to how to make the most of your friendship. You … Continue reading How to be Friends with an Atheist

I don’t want to go to church today

Photo by Jessy, my favorite professional photographer (as well as being the only one I know). I enter church with my confident stride and my casual smile. I got this. Church is my territory. I grew up in this culture and I know the unspoken rules here like the back of my hand. I sit down in my normal seat. In the space of sitting down however, I am transformed … Continue reading I don’t want to go to church today

The One about Christians and Politics

Photo by the jess mcghie, duh.  23rd June, 2016 9:30 a.m. So this morning, Britain have left the EU and David Cameron has resigned? And it’s only 9:30 in the morning! I listen as my sister and her friend who came over for a sleepover are giving me updates as they look at the news on their phones. I have never seen the British get so riled up … Continue reading The One about Christians and Politics

Honestly This is Church

(photo taken by my beautiful photographer friend Jess– this was not posed.at.all) To me, the Church is a paradox. I think of my church that I go to, the small community where I serve and fellowship but I also think of the other churches around the entire globe, the huge community that all believe in one Savior; Jesus. To me, church means family, strangers, unity, division, … Continue reading Honestly This is Church