Hi. My name is Tim Dedeaux. I’m an educator, a writer, a husband, a soon-to-be-father and a believer.
I’ve tried blogging about my faith a couple of times before, but I always fell away from it (the blogging, not the faith). Why? To make a long story short, I focused too much on the answers, and I wasn’t really, truly, soul-searchingly honest. I don’t have answers, and even if I did, I’m sure some of those answers would change in a few years.
The only honest path is to admit to the questions, to embrace the questions, and to genuinely study the questions. Doubt can be a kind of worship. Doubt is a kind of humility. Doubt is saying to God, “I don’t understand you, I know I can’t prove you, but I still choose to worship you.”
And that’s what I’m trying to do here. Really engage with the questions. Really struggle with with faith. Really wrestle the angels.
Update: I’ve been doing this for three months now, and I’m amazed at how easy it is to lose sight of the questions and start talking in answers … especially when I have so few real answers. I’ll try to do better, to be more vulnerable, and to really inhabit the questions.
If you’re new to the blog, here are a few of my favorite posts
Eet Mor Chiken and the Gratest Komandment One of my earliest posts, a response to Gov. Mike Huckabee’s “Chik-Fil-A support day.”
Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weenie Yellow Polka Dotted Burqa My first take on modesty, and how the concept is often used to control and blame women for men’s lustful thoughts.
Blessed Are The… A post about getting the beatitudes backward.
Wrestling the god of the Gut In which I find out just what happens to the pigs, chickens, and cows before they become my bacon, burgers, and teriyaki.
For God or Country Wherein I struggle with the places where my love for America and my desire to follow Christ don’t always match perfectly.
You can find me on Twitter, too.
I’ll go ahead and give my FCC – inspired disclaimer here. My opinions are my own. They do not represent my employer, my church, my family, or my gender. In five year’s time, I might not even agree with what I’ve written here.
For the sake of the legal disclosure, assume I have received some compensation for any product I promote. This may or may not be the case, but it’ll make less work for the lawyers if you just assume I’m as bought and sold as the rest of the media.