Articles by: Julia Speck
Julia Speck is a Contributing Editor for Recovering Evangelical. She enjoys going on dysfunctional dates so she can blog about them later. She is a passionate activist for the oppressed and vulnerable of society. She is a captive of hope. In people. In love. In the church. In justice. In herself.

Discovering God in the Tree of Life 0
by / on June 8, 2011 at 8:21 pm / in Pop Culture, Shattered Faith

Discovering God in the Tree of Life

Recovering Evangelical blogger Julia Speck unpacks Terrance Malick’s latest cinematic masterpiece, Tree of Life, touching on the purpose of life, human connection to one another, and ultimately, our connection to God.

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Modesty: Definitely A Woman’s Problem 19
by / on March 24, 2011 at 9:09 am / in Pop Culture, Shattered Faith

Modesty: Definitely A Woman’s Problem

The Rebelution conducted a downright fascinating (and disturbing) survey in 2007. Christian girls listed questions for Christian guys, hoping to discover what their male counterparts think is modest. 1,600 guys responded to the survey offering answers giving their perspective on Christian FEMALE modesty. Julia Speck dissects the results.

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When “Just Believe” Doesn’t Cut It Anymore 22
by / on March 9, 2011 at 7:23 am / in Personal Stories, Shattered Faith

When “Just Believe” Doesn’t Cut It Anymore

Julia was the quintessential Christian in high school; her peers even nicknamed her Julia Christ Superstar. But what happens to someone like this when complexities of the world and ambiguities of faith led her to bigger questions, to a place where “just believe” doesn’t cut it anymore?

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Certainty Kills Relationships 1
by / on February 23, 2011 at 4:51 pm / in Personal Stories, Shattered Faith

Certainty Kills Relationships

There are very few certainties in life. Sometimes you’ve just got to jump in with wanton disregard for certainty, and instead, just take a risk. It’s often through this kind of struggle and risk-taking that we discover the most rewarding relationships.

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First Kiss More Memorable Than Losing Virginity? 5
by / on February 14, 2011 at 6:48 pm / in Pop Culture, Shattered Faith

First Kiss More Memorable Than Losing Virginity?

Studies show that the first kiss is more powerful than the first sexual encounter. According to a post at ABC NEWS.com today: Psychologists report that most people can remember up to 90 percent of the details of their first romantic kiss, a memory that is even more powerful than their first sexual encounter.

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