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Overdue Books: Healing Spiritual Wounds

Healing Spiritual Wounds: Reconnecting with a Loving God After Experiencing a Hurtful Church

Carol Howard Merritt

I have a small stack of books for which I’ve promised to write book reviews.   695 more words

2017 Book Reading Challenge, Book 6: Losing My Religion

Possible trigger warning for religious trauma syndrome.

Title: Leaving the Fold: A guide for former fundamentalists and others leaving their religion 

Author: Marlene Winell

Publisher: Apocryphile Press… 3,193 more words

Book Review

Fundamentalism and a family: I couldn't put it down

The Sword of the Lord: The Roots of Fundamentalism in an American Family
By Andrew Himes
Chiara Press, 2011, 344 pages

Several weeks ago I posted a message regarding “The Sword of the Lord,” a Christian fundamentalist newspaper I subscribed to for a couple of years back in the early 1980s. 445 more words


Malaysian Government Endorses Gay Conversion Therapy

Malaysia has decided to adopt incredibly antiquated and oppressive views to sexual minorities by endorsing gay conversion therapy. Federal authorities claimed in a video that a person’s sexual orientation can be ‘cured’. 648 more words

Ex-Evangelical Conversations: An Interview with Grete Howland

Among the reasons I decided to start blogging are not just a desire to raise awareness about the dangers of illiberal religion to democratic politics and an impulse to express my own ex-Evangelical voice, but also a desire to help build up the ex-Evangelical and broader ex-fundamentalist community. 3,726 more words


Bitter Pill To Swallow

The Pearl Of Great Price

45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, 46 who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.” 617 more words


If Being a Christian Means XYZ, then I am not a Christian.

In his book, Thy Kingdom Come: How the Religious Right Distorts Faith and Threatens America, Randall Balmer cites Billy Graham’s concern about a marriage between the political right and religious fundamentalism. 636 more words