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After I left the ministry in 2010, I didn’t go to any church for a long time. Now I will occasionally visit one. I attended this one church a few times. A visiting pastor preached. While he was preaching, I felt myself pushing myself back in my chair physically trying to back away from him. He was so authoritative, domineering, and even bullying. Actually, it reminded me of my many years in the Pentecostal church. That kind of preaching was the norm. I thought I’d gotten away from that. But, no, and this was a very liberal church. As soon...

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Change the World! Many try to remind me that Christianity has contributed so much to improving the world. It seems to me that a lot of it now is trying its hardest to reverse that. I’m so grateful for those I know and observe who are trying to make the world a better place. But it’s a fight!

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Have you left the church but it hasn’t let you go? I left the ministry in 2010 and switched my membership to occasional visitor. Weddings. Funerals. Feel like it. However, I talk about the church every.single.day. This bothers some people. They say, “You can’t criticize the church if you’re not a part of it!” Funny, because they used to say, “You shouldn’t bite the hand that feeds you!” I also have people say to me, “You can take the boy out of the church but you can’t take the church out of the boy!” as if I have a problem....

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Woe to You Shepherds! As a pastor, I constantly felt the stern warning of the prophet Ezekiel breathing down my neck: “Woe to you shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!” Here’s the thing: many pastors and churches feel that allowing LGBTQ people in destroys the church. They genuinely and sincerely feel that they will defile the flock. So they make it their business to exclude them… or at the most ruminate, consider, vote, study, vacillate, procrastinate, and equivocate forever while the LGBTQ people wait outside the fold. I always thought this verse a little later on…...

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Women Writing and Working Online Although this cartoon specifies a woman blogger, it also applies to any woman who has an online presence… as a blogger, social media poster, influencer, gamer, gambler, personal poster, activist, content creator, business owner, teacher, thought leader… you name it. The sexism, misogyny, and mansplaining are overwhelming! I watch in alarm and shake my head in disbelief. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, talk to a woman who has an online presence. Or do some research about sexism and misogyny online. If you want a book to start you off, begin with...

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