Andrea Palpant Dilley is a contributing editor for Christianity Today and oversees CT Women. Her writing has appeared in Books and Culture, Rock and Sling, Geez Magazine, Utne Reader, Faith and Leadership, and Christianity Today. She grew up in Kenya as the daughter of Quaker missionaries and spent the rest of her childhood in the Pacific Northwest. She is the author of “Faith and Other Flat Tires: Searching for God on the Rough Road of Doubt” (Zondervan) and a contributor to the anthology "Jesus Girls: True Tales of Growing Up Female and Evangelical" (Wipf and Stock). She lives with her husband and four kids in Austin, Texas. Find her on Facebook or on Twitter @AndreaPalpant.
Keeping a generation of young doubters in church is less about having answers than it is about tone, space and spirit. Create a place where doubt is welcome, says a young writer who left the church -- and returned.
Andrea Palpant Dilley felt both clarity and confusion. In this book excerpt, she considers: Had she come back too soon? Was she ready to be back at church?
Lake Institute on Faith & Giving will award 12 half-tuition scholarships to be used for one of the 2023 Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising online cohorts. Applications will be accepted through October 3, 2022.
The Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising (ECRF) is designed for religious leaders in faith-based organizations and institutions who wish to learn more about the spirituality of fundraising and gain a core foundation in fundraising principles. Typical titles of attendees include: clergy, judicatory executives, development leaders, professionals at faith-based organizations and lay leaders who have some responsibilities with funding or finances. Scholarship criteria include both demonstrated financial need as well as the potential for applying course learnings in your current professional context.