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Nov 17, 2016

What the Church Gave Me

What the Church Gave Me

One of my main goals in writing is to help people recognize and embrace the complexity of life by moving out of dualistic thinking. In these past few weeks of writing publicly on

Nov 10, 2016

I Didn’t Want This to be my Story

I Didn’t Want This to be my Story

Note: It feels strange, today, in the aftermath of the election, to post about something other than what’s going on in our country. One powerful way we can change and heal the

Oct 31, 2016

Playing the Heretic Card

Playing the Heretic Card

This time popular author Jen Hatmaker [https://www.amazon.com/gp/search?ie=UTF8&tag=chelseakimlon-20&linkCode=ur2&linkId=6d12a6607d569a287e10d7fda3ca6944&camp=1789&creative=9325&index=books&keywords=jen hatmaker]threw the Evangelical community

Oct 27, 2016

Soul-care Over Self-care

Soul-care Over Self-care

“You know how on an airplane, they tell you to put your oxygen mask on first, and then help the people around you? Self-care is kind of like that. You gotta put your

Oct 13, 2016

Resentment is Not a Place to Live

Resentment is Not a Place to Live

These days, I’m reminded of another historic exodus. If my generation were the Israelites in the time of Moses, I suspect many of us would camp at a place named Resentment. I

Oct 10, 2016

The Millennial Exodus and Me, Part 3

The Millennial Exodus and Me, Part 3

Those months after I left the church, I felt unanchored; adrift. Growing up in the Evangelical Christian tradition, I heard criticism of the Jews (“They were too attached to their religious structure so

Oct 6, 2016

The Millennial Exodus and Me, Part 2

The Millennial Exodus and Me, Part 2

Click here for Part 1 [http://chelseakimlong.com/the-millenial-exodus-and-me-part-1/]. For many years, what kept me inside the church was my core community. After I got married and moved to California, I started attending

Oct 3, 2016

The Millennial Exodus and Me, Part 1

The Millennial Exodus and Me, Part 1

Note: In writing this, I recognize that there’s no way to not over generalize. I deeply love and respect many people who still identify with the church and am so grateful for

Sep 28, 2016

CKL Book Recs: Systemic Racism

CKL Book Recs: Systemic Racism

Maybe you’ve heard the concept of systemic racism being talked about recently. Maybe you have no idea what people are referring to when they say it. Maybe you’re all about the

Sep 14, 2016

The Trouble With Fear

The Trouble With Fear

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a writer. From a young age I poured my heart out into my journal on a daily basis. From junior high on, I’