I’m more than a lapsed, Netflix-watching, pour-over coffee drinking Lutheran. Or am I?
1. Seek God Any relationship that puts seeking God as a priority will find that it has an endurance and strength that is unmatched.
It’s really easy for us to complain about stupid things that don’t really matter.
My wife is constantly putting another man before me. He’s a lot older than I am, somehow always provides her comfort in her time of need, and continues to give her wisdom that surpasses anything I could possibly comprehend.
In many ways, my adult life can be defined by the lengths I’ve gone to avoid the tyranny of a conventional 9-5 job.
I believe the main reason that the younger generation is abandoning Christianity is the fact that they simply can’t relate to Jesus Christ’s fashion sensibilities. Let’s face it—the “Jeez Steez” is totally early 90s, totally “grunge”: Ewww!
It’s a matter of posture, a mode of standing in the world, towards the world, towards your self: a question of what you seek, I suppose, even if what you seek is the end of seeking.
And though Jesus had made the two women, composed their breasts from nothing, even caused the sun to rise and give them that slightest twinge of brown, he couldn’t help but regret making their forms so healthy.
I’m not going to lie and say that birth control is not most commonly used for preventing pregnancy, but — a woman’s right to her own freaking sexuality aside — denying a woman with severe endometriosis access to much needed birth control is downright cruel. It’s wrong, plain and simple. And it isn’t my brand of Christianity.
I knew I would lose most of my friends when I became an atheist, and it took me about three years to be able to publicly admit my new belief. I’m still nervous.