Welcome to 31 Days of Misfit Faith!
To read the first day’s post, scroll down. New links to new posts will be added here daily.
In the Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer Christmas special, Rudolph travels to a place called the Island of Misfit toys, where all of the broken, flawed, unwanted, and otherwise misfit toys live together.
I want a place where all of us with broken, flawed, unwanted, and otherwise misfit faith can be together. As I’ve talked to people about what they believe and why they believe it, what they doubt and why they doubt it, I’ve found that all of us are a little bit misfit, and maybe it’s time to make our own island.
My faith doesn’t look like it did when I was a child. It doesn’t look like the faith of other members of my church, or other members of my family. It probably doesn’t look like it will in three years, and that’s okay. This month, I want to talk about the church as a community of misfits. I want to pray for our misfit faith and look at other people’s misfit faith. I want to write about family and church and friends. I want to talk about doubt and belief and hope and discouragement.
Every year, The Nester hosts a 31 days link up during which bloggers commit to writing about one topic each day for the entire month of October, and I’ve decided to participate this year. This month, you’ll get a post every day (hopefully) about misfit faith. Some will probably be shorter than others, and some may not even be written by me, but something will be posted on this blog every day (or at least, that’s the goal).
I’m really excited about this, and I hope you are too. So let’s get started! I’d love your input: Where do you feel like your faith doesn’t “fit in”? How does the topic of misfit faith resonate with you? And what do you want to see written about it?