My Faith Hassle

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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.

Gratitude
"I have failed to fulfil them not because I did not wish to, but because I was unable to." - Leo Tolstoy
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Arekpitan Queen

All My Heaven Questions

If the devil could sin and somehow, people in heaven can sin too…omo. That’s like back to the garden of Eden all over again. Imagine after all the struggle, Brother Mukaila sins and God sends us back to earth to give our life to Christ all over again. Wahala.

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Questions
Arekpitan Queen

What to Do with My Numbered Hair

Last year, I encountered the word “male disposability” for the first time. It means that the world treats men as symbols, disposing and replacing them without hesitation. Use and dump. Like, yunno, plastic cups. Though this term was used as a response to radical feminists who think all men know in this world is bliss, I also see how men (read: humans) might be disposable to God. Use and dump. Use and deliver. Use and reward. All kinds of endings but it always starts with “use”.

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Ruminations
Arekpitan Queen

I’m 65% Holy

If the Sermon on the Mount sets forth God’s standard of holiness, I may as well resign from the start.” – Phillip Yancey, The Jesus I Never Knew.

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Church Hassles
Arekpitan Queen

They Say I’m Supposed to be Writing for God

In the Christian community, my kind of work looks unimportant and undeserving of conversation. Of course, I don’t intend to compete with the gospel but other things are attention-worthy too. It’s important we have all kinds of conversations and that all kinds of people are involved in these many conversations. I like to believe the church needs all kinds of Christians.

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Personal Hassles
Arekpitan Queen

There is Something Wrong with My Gaze

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.

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Personal Hassles
Arekpitan Queen

Gratitude?

“I have failed to fulfil them not because I did not wish to, but because

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