As our loyal subscribers know, this newsletter addresses a vast spectrum of interests, from end-of-life care and bereavement to spirituality and mysticism. In this month's issue, it feels appropriate now that the holidays are over, to spend some time talking about religious deconstruction and the state of spirituality in America.
To kick things off, take a peek at this presentation, in which I talk about the relationship between bereavement and toxic theology at the 2021 Conference on Religious Trauma.
You'll also find two related articles, and the latest episode of my friend Brian Smith's Grief 2 Growh podcast, in which he interviews a former pastor about his departure from the pulpit and the work he does to help those who are on their own deconstruction journeys.
Let's start the new year with a new image of god, and a more empowered, less fear-based relationship with the divine.
Rev. Dr. Terri Daniel, CT, CCTP
End-of-Life Advisor, Interfaith Chaplaincy,
Bereavement and Trauma Support