May 052010
 
The worship Pete Rollins and I don't do

This is a copy of my latest post on the Communitas Collective blog A couple of weeks ago, in the foyer of a chapel, I met Pete Rollins for the first time. “I’m here today because I really want to hear you speak” I said to him “but I’m not going into the service because I don’t do worship”. “Neither do I, usually”, he replied [more]

Oct 092009
 
Richness and Beauty

This is a copy of my third post on the Communitas Collective blog. I reconnected with the richness and beauty of the world around me when I moved away from my conservative Christian beliefs. Until then I didn’t know I was disconnected. I didn’t realize my beliefs had narrowed my world until it opened up again and I felt the difference. As a conservative Bible-believing [more]

Sep 252009
 
Courage and Risk

This is a copy of my second post on the Communitas Collective blog. Two days ago I was sitting in the doctor’s office. The nurse was explaining to me how to give myself a shot of a Crohn’s medication I’m just starting. I was quite afraid it would hurt, then I’d drop the syringe and mess up the injection. I could have had her do [more]

Sep 042009
 
Happiness, hope and uncertainty

Today I begin posting twice a month on the Communitas Collective blog. This is a copy of my first post there. When I began to question my Christian beliefs, one of my biggest fears was: “How can a person be happy without God?” Interacting with happy atheists on the Internet reassured me. Their enjoyment of life proved it must be possible. I can’t count on [more]