Spiritual Darkness Category

God Help Us – You Know You


If you’re afraid to ask the question, that’s probably the question you should be asking. In the first part of this very special episode, I join Coastland Commons for their monthly gathering to talk about the significance of personal story and the importance of trusting our instincts. In the first segment, Dani Forbess and I […]

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God Help Us – Good* White Christian


White pseudo-supremacy is that systemic, it’s that invisible – it’s something that we can’t all see, but it’s happening nonetheless. In this episode, Annie talks with Kerry Connelly, a writer, Certified Life Coach, author of the blog Jerseygirl, JESUS, and host of the podcast White on White, which reimagines white identity apart from pseudo-supremacy. Kerry […]

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God Help Us – Privileged Grief


That, to me, was so redeeming – this picture of my kids just loving Paula and going, that’s how God sees her too. Jonathan Williams, lead pastor of Forefront Church in Brooklyn, New York, and author of She’s My Dad: A Father’s Transition and a Son’s Redemption joins Annie to talk about what it was […]

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God Help Us – Homophobia


Christianity is (supposedly) all about love and acceptance, yet some of the loudest homophobic groups in our political arena are Christian. Today on God Help Us, Heather Juul – a lesbian Christian woman – shares her coming out story and reflects on her faith. Subscribe via iTunes or Google Play or stream episodes here. To […]

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Coming Home


This short creative piece from my Master of Divinity thesis was recently published in Lit, The Seattle School’s literary magazine. — “When God began to create heaven and earth, the earth was unformed and void, with darkness over the surface of the deep.”[1] God contained the chaos of both the deep and the dark, but […]

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Finding a Home in the Dark


Three weeks ago, I turned in my thesis and completed my Master of Divinity. I know, it’s a big deal! Stay tuned in the coming months and I’ll start sharing pieces of the project, which is a collection of essays and creative writing about how our darkest seasons can reveal our deepest desires—and move us into […]

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