About

Welcome to wondertwisted, a blog about the intersection of faith and popular culture. Expect some short trips to other worlds every now and then.
I’ll be your flight attendant.
Some things about me:
  • I’m a 42-year-old woman in the American Southwest.
  • I’m a professional journalist. I cover arts and religion for an award-winning, mid-sized daily newspaper. Yep, I’m slogging away in the trenches of an industry that is supposedly endangered.
  • I’m a former Unitarian Universalist Christian currently studying and practicing liberal Christianity in a small United Methodist congregation.
  • I like pasta, chocolate and procrastinating.
Expect a little turbulence as we fly the friendly skies

Yep, this is me. A little too up-close, perhaps

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5 comments on “About

  1. Davidson Loehr
    October 5, 2013 at 5:15 pm #

    Rev. Hannah Petrie, a former intern of mine, sent me your blog because she saw my name/essay. I have lots of comments, really all positive, and little stories about how my professor forcefully introduced me to The Other Tradition capable of articulating all our enduring yearnings. It’s all too long for here. If you’re interested, just use my e-mail below. You might also like my website, where I’ve posted the first six chapters of my current book.

  2. revaikman
    October 12, 2013 at 4:08 am #

    Wow! Thank you so much for this. A parishioner of mine just sent it to me and I gotta say, this is I think the first time I have ever agreed with EVERY WORD of a blog post or article about UUism. If I weren’t a minister in this faith, I’d be right there with you (well, probably at the UCC. I’m not even a Christian — I just want something with a center, for crying out loud. Bless you and thank you for your (depressing but) excellent and insightful post. Best wishes on your journey .

  3. tourmama616
    February 20, 2014 at 9:47 pm #

    As a devout atheist, I’ll admit when I read “Insights and rantings from a sassy Unitarian Christian point of view,” I was about to march right out, but something intrigued me in, “A blog about the intersection of faith and popular culture, with trips down by-ways,” and my curiosity was peeked, so I stayed and had a look around.

    Very intrigued… you may have just got yourself a “damn hippy, bleeding liberal, equal rights atheist, live and let live, why can’t we all just get along” fan.

    • wondertwisted
      February 20, 2014 at 10:42 pm #

      Funny! Just last night, I was confessing to my devout atheist spousal unit, Wondertrickster, that I have daily bouts with atheism. I feel the presence of The Sacred within and without, but where is God when people are being abused, tortured, terrified and neglected? Wake the eff up, Lord and Savior! Then I remember that the only thing I can do is stand against injustice where I see with love and grace. Which any person can do, creed or creedless.

      • tourmama616
        February 20, 2014 at 10:47 pm #

        My thoughts exactly. Just treat others the way you would alike to be treated. CRAZY concept, but it could possibly work. Unfortunately, people get too defensive in their beliefs (atheists as well) and end up hurting each other in the name of their deities, or lack there of. Whatever floats thy boat, should be the real human creed 😉

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