REPENT. It doesn’t mean what we think it does. By now, many of us understand that there is quite a bit of nuance in the practices of confession, forgiveness, and repentance. They’re not the same. Many of us have heard that the true meaning of repentance is the “turning away from.” To an extent, this […]
Dear White People, I’ve been reading many posts, comments, and debates surrounding the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police officers. Many have taken to the streets to protest. Some have rioted. Some have looted. Some have scoffed. It is quite telling of the pre-existing polarization of this nation. I’ve heard a little bit of […]
There are two (at least) dangerous lies circulating society.
You are worthy.
You are enough.
Yes. You read that correctly.
Yes. I said it (insert Nene Leakes meme hither).
Religion at its core is the packaging of what was sacred and intimate and creating a system of it. Religion will never have the power to heal, just as fig leaves will never have the power to truly cover.
Religion is a man-made institution that seeks to categorize and control people. YAH (God) never meant for us to have or follow a religion.
Wholeness is God’s highest call for us. The work He has begun is to that end.
Truth doesn’t change, but Personified Truth is always moving. We must be prepared to follow Him even if it doesn’t make sense.
A lot of the time, when we see sin, we slap a morality bandage on it to “cure” it. This won’t do. Where there is sin, there is a need for healing.
“Letting go” isn’t usually easy — especially for me. It doesn’t matter what it is. It’s much easier for me to let go of things I know I don’t need and don’t care about — but what about when it’s something I really care about?
There are some things we believe because they’re true. Then, there are things we believe because we’d prefer to believe them. This is proof that we take our perceptions of God into conversations like these and refuse to expand our view of Him.