Twelve years ago I worked for a church where I couldn't be honest about my shifting beliefs.
Colby. Just found you on Substack. Glad you continue to work and minister. Met you at Envision Community Church in Longmont. I now live in the DC area. You continue to bless my heart and spirit.
I often think back to the general time frame that I felt compelled to break from the more conservative theology of the mainline denomination of my upbringing (and original chosen career), so I feel you on all this. And some of it, I am still on a journey of working through for myself on where exactly I find myself amid the collection of diverse perspectives of the moderate to progressive end of the Christian spectrum. All of it will continue to be a lifelong journey or shifting and growing and understanding as we continue to ask God for guidance in discernment and faith/spirituality growth.
Colby, so many people can breathe because of your thoughts, your book, and your ministry with Kate at Sojourn Church! The price you’ve paid for authenticity and truth-telling has been awful. Thank you for your courage and strength. Keep on keeping on in the cultivation of safe spaces. ❤️