November 6, 2014 jennyrain

The Church is a Midwife, not an Epidural

When you find someone preaching the whole gospel, it turns your head.

Maybe it’s because I’ve been jaded by teachings of a formulaic god, a god who solves problems like arithmetic (you do a, God does b, C equals a happy life), or a god who desires for us to be healthy, wealthy, and wise. It’s exhausting to serve the god American Christianity has been serving up.

And then I run across this wisdom… from Brene Brown… and it gives me hope that there are pockets of people in the world who can still see that there is a God who runs the universe who is more than just a formula, a math equation, or a trite answer to a complex problem…

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jennyrain

I break things and trip a lot. I like to chase things like dreams, goals, ideas, and raindrops. I create things with words. Writing has been an outlet since I first discovered the magic empty space of a journal. Words dance around in my brain and often land amidst scraps of paper, find their way into journals, or etch themselves into blinking pixels. I hope my words fall like rain on tender souls in need of refreshing. Finding photos in random moments helps me share stories. During a trip to Africa the perfect trifecta of my first DSLR, mission trip, and dream-location happened and my love of photography became a reality. I'm currently writing my first book, "Will They Laugh if I Call You Daddy: Growing up with 2 Dads in an Evangelical World," I'm a board member for One Million Kids, and I believe that every kid of an LGBT parent should have an opportunity to #ChangeTheConversation with their story. My bio remains in process because I am.

Comments (3)

  1. Thanks for posting this, Jenny. Every time I hear her speak, I become a bigger Brene Brown fan. Partly because she’s so real–and partly because her words point to Jesus.

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