The Freedom to Question My Sexuality

Written by: Ruby Claire
I never questioned my sexuality as a teenager. To be honest, I didn’t know my heterosexuality could be questioned....

Phoebe the Pseudomuslim: From God to Allah

Written by: Phoebe Neighbour
Ramadan has been full of many first experiences. This has been my first religious fast, despite practicing as a...

Sometimes, I Miss Jesus

Written by: Ruby Claire
Sometimes, I miss Jesus. I miss the sense of assurance I felt in pain and heartbreak, in sickness and...

A Letter to My Long Lost Christian Friend

Written by: Ruby Claire
To my long lost Christian friend, You and I grew up together, wedged between the rows of plastic seats...

A Call For Reformation In The Anglican Church

Written by: Ruby Claire
In the name of those who want to hold the warm hand of a same-sex lover. In the name...
Christianity, Sex
The Freedom to Question My Sexuality
God, Islam
Phoebe the Pseudomuslim: From God to Allah
Christianity, God
Sometimes, I Miss Jesus
Christianity, Church
A Letter to My Long Lost Christian Friend
Christianity, Church
A Call For Reformation In The Anglican Church
Christianity, Church, God

What Do The Terms ‘Deconstruction’ and ‘Reconstruction’ Mean?

There’s a lot of talk about religious ‘deconstruction’ and ‘reconstruction’ at the moment, particularly coming from the #Exvangelical movement. We’re seeing high-profile Christian leaders, authors, theologians and musicians like Joshua Harris (author of I Kissed Dating Goodbye) and Marty Sampson (Hillsong writer) walking away from Christianity, and doing so publicly.  Christians would label this as “leaving the fold” or “falling away”, but for many, and maybe for these former Christian…

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Christianity, Sex

The Freedom to Question My Sexuality

I never questioned my sexuality as a teenager. To be honest, I didn’t know my heterosexuality could be questioned. Being gay was a choice influenced by Satan, and my choice, as a God-fearing young woman, was to be attracted to men.  As I moved through the currents of teen-hood and into adulthood, I wondered whether this would remain true were I raised in a gender-neutral household, where assumptions about sex…

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God, Islam

Phoebe the Pseudomuslim: From God to Allah

Ramadan has been full of many first experiences. This has been my first religious fast, despite practicing as a Christian for many years and intending to fast ‘some day’ for many of those years. Joining a global community of 1.8 billion Muslims finally made it possible.

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Atheism, Christianity, Church

How I Experience Church Now That I No Longer Believe in God

If the church you attend/attended is/was anything like mine, the mantra “Bring your bible, notepad, pen and a friend” would have been repeated to you so many times that it’s going to stay with you until your dying day. Those who managed to fulfil this edict were celebrated by the leadership team each week as though they were the best performing salesman at an internet security company. Walking said friend…

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Christianity, God

Sometimes, I Miss Jesus

Sometimes, I miss Jesus. I miss the sense of assurance I felt in pain and heartbreak, in sickness and death. I miss the sense of assurance I felt during the joyful moments, too. A birth, a wedding, reaching the peak of a mountain. For 22 years of my life, I believed everything had a God-ordained purpose and was working for the good of His Kingdom. Even the poverty, the natural…

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Christianity, Church

A Letter to My Long Lost Christian Friend

To my long lost Christian friend, You and I grew up together, wedged between the rows of plastic seats at the back of church in our floral dresses and bare feet. We’d scribble over colouring in pages of Noah and his animals, Jonah and the whale, Mary and baby Jesus. At Children’s Church we’d make paddle pop stick boxes for our mothers and leather pressed tea coasters for our fathers….

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