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All the Josh Harris discourse outside of great deconstruction communities like this one has been sort of frustrating for me to read - so I wrote up a blog post for the first time in a long while. Enjoy, if this is your kind of thing :)

www.kimberlyhorton.com/josh-harris

New to Content Warnings, language, self-congratulation 

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I came very late in the game to her work and her story. I just met her at WhyChristian 4 weeks ago. On that Saturday, she served me the communion bread and said while looking into my eyes, “You are a child of God and loved exactly the way you are.” It made me cry then and it weighs heavily on my heart right now. The way she eloquently shared her story which is exactly what so many of us have through with the church is a gift that cannot be replaced.

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I am who I am now . May sound hyperbolic but it's literally true. I'm not ready to process that 10-year journey, just mourn & be grateful to have had her here on Earth while I was.

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I am a better person than who I was. She was a beautiful person whose writings & talks helped shape me into a more compassionate empathetic person. My faith journey wouldn’t be what it has been without Rachel. I’m devastated. 😢😢😢

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"Evolving in Monkey Town" and "A Year of Biblical Womanhood" transformed my faith. I'm not trying to convince myself that I believe conservative Christian theology.

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RHE, grief 

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"Imagine if every church became a place where everyone is safe, but no one is comfortable. Imagine if every church became a place where we told one another the truth. We might just create sanctuary." --

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"I believe the church is called to the slow and difficult work of healing. We are called to enter into one another’s pain, anoint it as holy, and stick around no matter the outcome." --

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"The church is God saying: 'I'm throwing a banquet, and all these mismatched, messed-up people are invited. Here, have some wine.'" --

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Just had a very difficult conversation about racism in today's society and how American Christianity is a farce that proliferates said racism with my aunt and uncle today.

It very well. With them thanking me for showing them connections and ramifications for things that they agreed were racist.

So... It was good. It was very rough. But it was good.

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I was appropriately writing this poem to struggle with the concept of God when the latest episode came out.

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"when life gives you lemons, don't wish they were mangos." - my brother in law

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Today feels magical. Nothing remarkable is happening, but it’s truly special. I feel myself wanting to give out compliments to strangers and friends I haven’t seen in a long time, but I might sound a little crazy. “Hey! I love what you’re doing in life. You really seem to be experiencing a full and joyful life!” kind of compliments... That’s not too weird, right? On a whim, I decided to try a new fragrance today and every single breath smells like magic and love and life and I can’t get enough.

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Man, Rohrs new book is mind blowing. I gave up highlighting because the whole thing should be highlighted.

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An Easter deconstruction poem, for anyone who might need it this weekend ❤️

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Had a lovely bottle of wine with dinner tonight. I'm considering my Thursday officially Maundy'd. Now who will wash my feet? 😁

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I thought fellow doubters, questioners, and skeptics might like this, especially as Easter approaches!

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If you want to learn the piano, you have to do your scales.

To me, the Old Testament is practicing scales, then Jesus shows up and says "I want to dance, play me a song." And the religious folks respond with scales.

"No! Not scales! I mean music from the heart I gave you," Says Jesus.

Then someone bangs out a tune and is called a heretic and unbeliever by the religious scale-players.

I've learned my scales, thank you very much. I want to make music and see Jesus dance.

an open letter to my former faith 

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