My Faith Hassle
To hassle is to bicker, to disagree, to be in a protracted state of confusion. Here, I share what it’s like to struggle with my faith and what’s it like to, in spite of these struggles, be unable to leave it alone. I discuss what I know, what I think I know and what I absolutely do not know. Here, I am a documentarian of my thoughts in hopes that I can one day look back at these thoughts and see myself a little clearer.
The Christian gaze demands I see everything through the lens of my faith: What is God’s plan for this? What will God think about this? What does the Bible say about this act or this person’s behaviour? The Christian gaze demands I be a Christian first and everything else second. I find this impossible. So far.
Disclaimer: This blog is me thinking about my Christian struggles in public. If you’re in a place where a little negativity might shake your faith,
I start with three stories. An invasive visit to the lab Sometime in 2017, I had to run a series of tests and was referred