What Feeds Your Faith, Emily?

During the season of Lent, various members of Trinity’s community will share what has nurtured their faith during their life’s journey. This week, we hear from Emily C.

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I have two things that have fed and nurtured my faith tremendously in the last year. I know I was supposed to pick one, but both have been so tender to me that I can’t leave one out!


Author Rachel Held Evans has been a very important voice in my life as I have gone through the process of my faith being deconstructed and yet never being able to walk away from the Truth of the message of Jesus and the radical story of God told throughout the history of God’s people. Rachel has never shied away from asking hard questions or acknowledging her doubts. In 2018, Rachel wrote a new book called “Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again.” If you, like me, sometimes wonder what you’re doing here… If you, like me, can’t quite disentangle yourself from the hope and the doubting… If you, like me, could use an honest and endearing peek back into some of the most familiar stories in the Bible, this book might be something that feeds your spiritual life.


Singer and songwriter Andrew Peterson has written some of our family’s favorite music over the last few years. If you’re a parent of littles and you don’t have Slugs & Bugs (Andrew Peterson and Randall Goodgame) in your life, do yourself a favor and go buy or stream them straight away. In 2018, Andrew released a new album called “Resurrection Letters: Volume 1.” The whole album is good, but the song “Is He Worthy” has been almost a daily centering ritual for me over the last several months. The simple words and elegantly composed choral arrangement feed my soul no matter how joyful or weary it may be. It’s honest, beautiful, and hopeful.