Why I’m Exhausted

For Pride Month I posted a lot of cartoons advocating for the LGBTQ+ community. So many people hated on me, sent me nasty messages, and unfriended or unfollowed me. All believers. I’m exhausted! And discouraged. Yesterday when I went for a run I was grateful that I...

Deconstruction as Progress

DECONSTRUCTION AS PROGRESS There are misconceptions about deconstruction, which is the changing of our beliefs, the loss of our faith, and for many of us… leaving the church. Some of the misconceptions are these: We are correcting our mistaken spirituality. We are...

I Will Be Nice But You Don’t Have to Be

I WILL BE NICE BUT YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE I realized a few weeks ago that I play a different role than many people online. Some claim I still have a “pastor’s heart”.  What that means is I can’t help caring for people, thinking about them for the long haul, and...

Here’s Our Manifesto!

OUR MANIFESTO:   I first published this Manifesto for Spiritual Independence in 2012 when I started The Lasting Supper. Many of you might not have seen it. So I'm posting it again. I post it every once in a while to remind us of what some of our values are. Please...

Meet a Member Podcast: Graham Jenkins

Today I had the pleasure of talking with one of our members, Graham Jenkins. I enjoyed our conversation because his journey is quite different from mine. A lot of my deconstruction included my disentangling myself from a life enmeshed with the church. His spirituality...

a FREE GIFT and a couple of announcements

Hi Everyone: I did this drawing the other day called "The Voyage of Saint Brendan". I was thinking of you guys while I drew it because he totally reminds me of us! So I'm giving you a free high-quality download of it to use on your devices or to print out. This is a...

Sophia: Solitary

I abandoned everyone. I therefore felt abandoned. Because I was. I became solitary. Like a hermit. Solitude is lonely. It’s supposed to be. But sometimes the loneliness is felt so severely like a cold fog seeping into the marrow of your bones. But solitude and...

Sophia: Distant

Sometimes I process things by talking about it. Or writing. Articulating it helps me know what it is. Words smith what I’m thinking into shape. One of my most common coping mechanisms is to go distant. Ever since I was a child I remember being told that. “You’re...

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