You Sound Like An Atheist

“May God bless you,’ the old lady told me. As she walked away, I exchanged a look with my dad, a look that read: That was weird. I’ve said this before in my blog. For most of my life, I grew up in a Christian Reformed Church—think hymns, creeds, pastors in long robes, Dutch Calvinists—and until going to college and transitioning to an expressive evangelical … Continue reading You Sound Like An Atheist

the Secular World

Take God out of the equation. The first time I felt like I had a grasp on this concept of the Secular World was when I learned about the Purity Myth, first a book by feminist blogger Jessica Valenti and eventually projected into documentary form.  In this multi-layered, political discussion, I extracted a theme: a woman’s purity is not defined by her sexual conduct.  Valenti … Continue reading the Secular World