Hi. I’m Claire.
I started writing this blog when I was studying theology and stumbling my way through the process of becoming an adult. And the evangelical faith I grew up with was being constantly challenged. Everything I’d been taught about human beings, about sin, about the Bible, about men and women, about sex, about church – everything was thrown open to question, and it was the start of the rest of my life.
More than 100 posts later, and a couple of years down the line, I’ve become certain of a few things again.
Certain that God loves the poor and excluded – not just people who’ve won the social lottery.
Certain that God loves women – not just people born with male privilege.
Certain that God loves LGBT+ people – not just people whose experience of gender and attraction matches the fairytale we’re told from birth.
And certain that where there is inequality, systems and structures that favour one group of people over another, the role of the church is to shout out against injustice, while rolling up our sleeves and doing something about it.
I’m still not sure about how we’re best meant to read some Bible passages. I’m still not sure what I should be doing with my life. I’m still not sure how to best love other people and myself. I’m still not sure how to wire a plug.
But while I keep doing that growing up and learning thing, I’ll be here – speaking up about that stuff I do know. And doing the best I can to make the world look a little more like God’s kingdom.