Welcome! My name is Crystal and this blog is a collection of personal reflections about religion and my spiritual journey. I’m probably best understood as a non-dualistic, spiritually independent Jesusism devotee. That’s fancy-talk for “red-letter Christian mystic, committed to drawing spiritual wisdom from wherever it may be found”. I describe myself as “theologically liberal” and prefer to approach the Bible, theology and religion with fairly liberal perspectives in mind. Those who desire more information about what I mean by “theologically liberal” can read the paper I wrote for a seminary course about the Apostles’ Creed.
I earned my master’s degree in theological studies at Wesley Theological Seminary and a graduate certificate in Muslim and Christian dialogue through the Washington Theological Consortium. I currently serve as pastor to a congregation of Christian UUs in Washington, DC.
In 2015, I compiled a collection of sermons and other writings into a book called By the Waters of Babylon: A Collection of Doubter’s Devotions. My book is available in paperback and on Kindle.
I welcome you to comment, email me and connect with me in the world of social media. You can contact me by sending an email to CrystalSLewis@gmail.com. I hope you’ll consider following my blog on Facebook. You’re also welcome to follow me (@CrystalLewis) on Twitter, but I warn you– I tweet more often about food, The Golden Girls and missing the bus than I do about religion!
I hope you’ll return again in the near future.