Deconstructing Church

Writing my way to an inclusive and affirming Church

June 2020

  • Consciously Incompetent

    I’m doing so much subconscious processing at the moment it’s exhausting! First we had George Floyd and Black Lives Matter, now we have J.K.Rowling and a discussion of Trans and Autistic rights. Everything just feels like it has been thrown up in the air, jiggled about a bit, then the pieces have fallen back to… Continue reading

  • Spaces of Accountability

    I was reading my daily email from Richard Rohr today, when a phrase jumped out at me I’d never heard expressed before. “We need relationships of accountability – spaces where we listen” (Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, 2018). Immediately something inside me stirred. This is what we are missing. This is what we need. Of course this is… Continue reading

  • Jumbled Up and Learning to Listen

    Black Lives Matter is all over our news space again. Here in the UK at protests over the weekend, a prominent statue of a slave trader in Bristol was pulled down and thrown into the harbour. Thousands have ignored social distancing and have come together to cry out for change. The tensions are overwhelming. It’s… Continue reading

  • A Prayer for Sunday 7th June

    Prayers feel tough to write today, God. As I look out at the world and see fear, illness, protests, inequality and injustice, it is easy to despair. I see people desperately trying to do the best they can in unprecedented circumstances, and life is hard. It will be for a while. Mistrust and conflict fills… Continue reading

  • Bending the Knee

    I write this knowing I am a white voice where people of colour need to be heard. I write this in the hope it helps draw attention to and amplify those voices, not to detract or replace. I write from a place of my own experience which is limited, and for anything I may write… Continue reading

  • Deconstructing and Children

    I have always been a Christian. I was brought up in a Christian family, and apart from the few times in my life I’ve struggled with faith or been between churches, I’ve always thrown myself into the life of whichever church community I’ve been part of. I’ve been part of Non-denominational Free Church, Baptist Church,… Continue reading

  • #MayWriteABit and Beyond

    Today is the 1st June, marking the end of #MayWriteABit, the project which birthed this blog. It’s been a fascinating experience, learning how much writing means to me! Apart from illness, I’ve written every single day, and it has become a central part of my lockdown life. Not just the writing, but also the research… Continue reading

About Me

Hello, I’m Rebecca! I am a neurodivergent cishet woman living with Long Covid. I am a qualified and registered Music Therapist, and a Tutor. My specialist interests are faith, spirituality, music and social justice (including safeguarding). I write when I feel like it and have the ‘spoons’. I co-lead the online faith community The Ordinary Office, and write for various blogs, books and resources as required.