Have You Ever Been to ‘Jesus Camp’?

I recently watched a documentary on Netflix called Jesus Camp. You may have heard of it before. My siblings and I watched it, joking that we would see how mild our parents actually were, and it proved more thought-provoking than I thought it to be. Jesus Camp (2006) examines evangelical culture in a children’s church camp setting. As someone who grew up in a conservative and evangelical bubble, … Continue reading Have You Ever Been to ‘Jesus Camp’?

When Christians Go Batshit Crazy

Strobe lights sweep across the auditorium. Music pounds against my eye sockets. Hands are in the air. They praise God with a passion that used to humble me to tears. I’m in my seat, arms crossed, eyes half open. Literally, I’m in a church. I’M IN A CHURCH AND THERE’S STROBE LIGHTS. I have been in the dregs of America’s Bible Belt for barely two … Continue reading When Christians Go Batshit Crazy

Embracing the In-between State

Guys I have an announcement..(prepare the drum-roll)… I’m going back to California for Christmas! That’s right, I’m spending Christmas up in the mountains of California surrounded by all of my uncles, aunts, my grandparents, my cousins and their children (would that make them my second cousins or just cousins, twice removed or am I just confused?). There is a lot of things I have to … Continue reading Embracing the In-between State