About Tim

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.

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4 comments on “About Tim

  1. Tim, there is a cloud of witnesses who will help you wrestle. I am not sure it is with the angels,though. It is more like wrestling with the devils. I blog about women’s equality and am also engaged in this struggle in other ways. What you said in the post about Complementarians describes it perfectly. Most people are not affected, nor concerned about this subject. We see millions of women walking into these churches weekly and never speaking out.

    But there are some of us who are. Let’s connect! Together we can raise our voices for your children.

  2. John Dedeaux says:

    Timothy: It is possible we won’t reach the same conclusions about every issue. I am thankful that you are seeking to apply God’s truths as revealed in His Word to life as we have to live it now.
    At least I know where you got your start in Bible study.
    JRD

  3. louismoreaugottschalk says:

    Hi Tim;
    Just want to let you know I appreciated your intervention today on the blog;experimental theology. I would rather communicate w/ you here privately about what happened w/ Dan. Is that ok?

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