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Walls and pews and mindsets: a radical inside out perspective for authentic church

A few years ago, the vicar of my then (Evangelical Anglican) church encouraged the congregation to meditate on the future of that church - so I did, and had a vision of the church turning itself inside out - literally... Continue Reading →

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What is Pyrotheology?

Pyrotheology is a project spearheaded by Peter Rollins that attempts to deconstruct belief-based Christianity and make the tradition relevant to people who feel attracted to it but who are unable to assent in good faith to its creeds and doctrines.... Continue Reading →

Some advice I took

I was raised Catholic in America by English parents. I grew up, went to college, wandered off on my own. Years later, I was practicing walking meditation at a Buddhist monastery that turned out to be thronged by lapsed Catholics.... Continue Reading →

Moving Abroad to Work at a Church That Closed, and Finding “My People”

On the night of June 25th, 2016, I was in Belfast’s Sunflower Pub for Fringe events at Peter Rollins’ Wake Festival. Jay Bakker was speaking and I was determined to meet him. That night put my faith journey on a... Continue Reading →

Virtual Community: One year that feels like a lifetime… in a good way!

The quote above was Phil's on 26/5/16. I liked it, so I memed it that same day... 🙂 Stories are worth remembering, I wanted to mark a point we've reached on this day in the journey of the Way Station. Today, it's exactly... Continue Reading →

Boxed In

This is intimidating. An intro piece about who I am. We live in suffocating boxes, and we put others into the preconceived boxes in our minds. Yet, we all agree that these edgy, sharp cornered boxes keep us detached from... Continue Reading →

Jesus without walls: re-examining the Gospel

Jesus without walls means Jesus without the “boundaries” we place on what it means “to believe in Jesus” or trust in God. And, the subtitle speaks to the idea that we need to work out our idea of the Gospel... Continue Reading →

If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part of Your Religion

I called a Pastor an asshole last year. I said it quietly, and only my husband heard me, but it still happened. I lost my temper and said that word, about a pastor, in a church...at a Christmas service. In... Continue Reading →

TWS Conversations (5) – Ian, from the Salvation Army: ‘…look for the ancient ways…’

https://soundcloud.com/user-275458335/tws-conversations-ian-05052017-0857

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