#introductions - Social worker in Nashville. Grew up in the Church of Christ. Began #deconstruction while an undergraduate student 10 years ago. Currently not involved with a church for the 1st time in my life. Exploring other avenues of spirituality. At the recent #theliturgists Gathering in Nashville, connected with what Michael said about feeling okay after deconstruction without the need for reconstruction. That I'm not incomplete or lacking where I am now. That thought has been freeing.
Welcome. There are quite a few Nashville locals around here. I've got CoC roots as well, so I get it.
@gawinter Fellow Church of Christ survivor here! I grew up in the Freed-Hardeman variety.
Went to Lipscomb myself. Began my desconstruction there spurred on by a couple professors and some good friends.
For a while I wanted to try and "make change" (as if I was so important....right) staying in the Church of Christ but it's hard to stick around when most churches are consumed with whether there is an instrument being used or if a woman can pray publically, and not even close to conversations of being fully affirming and inclusive, anti-racist, and other concepts of justice.
@gawinter Oh yeah. I went to Harding and then Harding School of Theology. I was gonna be so educated that I could win every Bible battle and reform the CoC. Lol
Then I decided I'd rather hold hands with a boy and it was a better decision.
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