Deconstruction and Ex-vangelical have been buzzwords and hashtags for a while now. With reason. Believe me I understand. I, too, walked away. I think it was necessary. However, I would venture to say that we are on the verge of seeing a new trend begin. Perhaps it will be called #reconstruct or #rechristian or maybe #reconstructmychristianity. Many from both sides won’t like this but I think it is coming.
It’s ok to walk away but walking away is difficult and there is not a one size fits all approach. Each one of us needs to be given the time and space we need to figure things out regardless of where we come out on the other end.
The world becomes a better place when we learn to love ourselves and love one another. It’s a tough calling and yes, life gets messed up and complicated. Those of us striving to live meaningful lives must do so alongside those who are not quite there yet, we must contend with reality, accept what is and move forward.
The answer is more complicated than the question but let me open up the door here just a little. The road that lead me here was a long one. A very long one. A decade is a long time. A dozen years is probably more like it. There are those who suddenly (relatively speaking) wake […]