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For the first time in my life, I was lost after leaving Evangelical Christianity. I watched the shores of everything safe and familiar wash away.

On Leaving Evangelical Christianity 

For the first time in my life, I was lost after leaving Evangelical Christianity. I watched the shores of everything safe and familiar wash away. Read...
Carrie Saum    |   07.2.18   |   SHARE
Culture

Celibacy Can't Replace Consent: How Evangelical Sex Ed Fails Teens

Evangelical sex ed fails teens - even thinking about having sex with someone else meant you had already done it in your heart. Read...
Susie Mendoza    |   11.27.17   |   SHARE

Black Magic, Black Skin: Decolonizing White Witchcraft

I don't worship some appropriated feminine divinity or semi-European Paganism. I will talk about Black Magic, black skin and decolonizing white Read...
Shannon Barber    |   10.23.17   |   SHARE
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Image Credit: Ben White via Unsplash

What It Looks Like To Be A 29-Year-Old Unmarried Virgin Evangelical Feminist In 2017

A man who loves Jesus, believes in waiting for sex, and cares about intersectional feminism? That’s hard to find in Evangelicalism (although Read...
Nina Biagini    |   02.24.17   |   SHARE
Image via Unsplash (Christopher Campbell)

I’m Not The Only One Who Lost Faith

In my youth, our church was a place of liberal political pride for me. Jesus was a role model for helping others. The man who sexually abused me also Read...
Kimberly Dark    |   02.23.17   |   SHARE
"My particular brand of existence means allowing belief and non-belief to coexist peacefully alongside one another, just as Shintoism and Buddhism do in Japan — just as I must with my past."

Voodoo and Televangelism: A Black Woman's Journey To Atheism

I was probably the most religious kid you ever met. I genuinely believed in God, the way that most kids believe in Sunday morning cartoons and Read...
Jennifer Neal    |   02.21.17   |   SHARE
Long Reads
When Branden came along, we decided not to baptize him; I just didn’t believe our sweet baby was born in sin. Image: Juan Carlos Leva/PEXELS.

Religion vs. Motherhood: Why I Doubt My Choices

I am still a very spiritual person, but don’t necessarily agree with a lot of the things I was taught growing up — or the way it was shoved down our Read...
Allison Cooper    |   05.9.16   |   SHARE
Families
The nones are coming.

Are We Losing Our Religion?: The Growing Classification Of None

Part of the problem with defining yourself in negatives (i.e. not religious) is that it’s hard to pinpoint what you actually do stand for. Read...
Jeanne Joe Perrone    |   11.11.15   |   SHARE
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