As someone who has embraced a more progressive and “liberal” part of the Christian tradition, I can fully attest that this is true. I’m sure that some of my friends who knew me at a different part of life feel that o have changed. But no.
I went to seminary at an institution that I would not consider at all progressive, though I had many professors who were. But I learned how to read and understand scripture in a much different and healthier way in seminary.
I didn’t lose faith or orthodoxy. I learned even more how to think and how to be a Christian. I learned so much.

I am so thankful for the opportunities I’ve had to think about and explore my faith.
I remember after I had publicly announced that I had become an Episcopalian, I saw post from a now erstwhile friend on FB that was a sub that I believe was directed at me.

The first was that the person they were talking to with the post was letting bitterness rob them...
...And their family of growth.

Now this might totally have not been about me at all whatsoever. I think in some ways it spoke to and gave voice to some of my own fears and concerns.

But I even think of how different I am. Ans how people interact with me (or don’t).
And I realize that people might/likely think this of me (I’ve also had some gnarly interactions with some people so there’s that too).

But the truth is that I feel way more rooted and grounded in the faith and in who I am as a believer than I did before I became Episcopalian.

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When you see Black people leaving a predominantly white church space en masse, you should be asking...
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