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The Exit Interviews

You may have seen me mention a new project on Twitter or in a blog post. Well, I’m finally ready to share this project with you all. Allow me to present: Exit Interviews.

The Exit Interviews

A couple years ago, I took a class in seminary that covered both youth/children’s ministry and evangelism in the church. Part of the required reading for the class were two books that covered interviews of the “unchurched,” conducted by a Southern Baptist man who runs a well known Christian book company. These books were written to encourage Christians in evangelism, drawing the conclusion that most unchurched people would come to church if you simply invited them. The books were well-written and fascinating. But as I read them, I began to wonder: what about the formerly churched? What would they have to say about church?

This was not a topic that just came up out of the blue for me, however. I have numerous friends and family who fall in the category of the “formerly churched.” I myself nearly joined their ranks. I knew and had experienced many of the things…

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My Experience with Low FODMAP

This story goes all the way back to the beginning of the year, when my husband and I were doing Whole30. If you're new around here, you probably don't know what happened to cut that Whole30 short. I talk about it in detail here. The TL;DR of it is that when we were in the home … Continue reading My Experience with Low FODMAP

July Recap

Normally, this is the post where I look back at the previous month, evaluate, list my statistics for the month, and talk about what I'll do to improve in the coming month. If you read my June Recap, you know that July was slated to be different. In July, I took a break from blogging. … Continue reading July Recap

June Recap + Looking Ahead

Even if you don't normally read through my monthly stats, you will want to read this one! I have an important update after I go through my stats.

Book Review: The Children’s Story

When I was visiting a friend in Idaho, her sister and I were talking about books we have read as well as our interactions with children. She told me I had to read this unusual book called The Children's Story by James Clavell. It was short, but really good, and drove home a point that I often made … Continue reading Book Review: The Children’s Story

Book Review: The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat

As I mentioned a few times this year, my husband and I moved from South Carolina to Washington state in late January/early February. Why such a big move? Well, the Navy told us we had to. 😉 With such a big move means a new home, new community, and new people. I've made a friend … Continue reading Book Review: The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat

Thoughts on Andy Stanley’s Aftermath Series: A Preface

If you, like me, are active at all on the theological or church side of Twitter, you may remember that back in May, Andy Stanley (once again) went under fire for making an extremely controversial statement about the Bible. Tweets went flying left and right, quoting him as saying that Christians need to "unhitch the … Continue reading Thoughts on Andy Stanley’s Aftermath Series: A Preface

Book Club Book Review: Xenoman

Each month, Brittany's Pages and I team up to do a virtual book club. May's book was Xenoman by Adam Martin. This fun and unusual semi-dystopian sci-fi adventure was quite the read! As you can see by the fact that my review is being posted a week late, I did have a hard time finishing it.  Xenoman tells … Continue reading Book Club Book Review: Xenoman