I have been on a long religious journey. I grew up in a nonreligious or nominally Catholic family, with early influence from Social Justice Catholic churches. As a teenager I felt that I had become “lost” in the world to sin. As a result, I fled to the other extreme, becoming “radically born again” and with the help of my church, was instantaneously transformed into an “on-fire” charismatic/ Evangelical/ fundamentalist campus evangelist which lasted for about 5 years, at least at my “fiery-ist.”
In the next 10 years or so I matured as a Christian and as a human. Due to that maturity, as well as to the witnessing many examples of hypocrisy, inaccuracies and evils related to Christian fundamentalism and the Christian Right (culturally, institutionally & politically) I grew increasingly more disillusioned with the Christian right and fundamentalism. After that I worked on trying to find out how to love God and love others.
I have worn so many different labels in my life. When I started this blog, I described myself as post-evangelical or a “recovering fundamentalist.” Since then, I have done a lot of thinking, reading, praying and a little crying and dying inside, but have also felt growing peace and freedom. Today I feel like a Skeptical Christian or possibly a Christian Humanist, but I don’t know where I will be tomorrow. Welcome to my journey.
Christianity, Religion, Finding and Staying at peace with God, Figuring out the nature of our life and existence on this planet are a few of my mini obsessions.
And last, and certainly not least, I am a professional, who is currently staying at home raising children. I am a wife and a mother and I love being both of those things.