This is a great piece. It speaks so much truth and still allows a lot of grace for those whose faith tradition you have left behind. I wonder, do you ever consider joining a church that aligns more with your current beliefs? It seems like a I read a lot of pieces from people who have walked away from an evangelical tradition and there usually isn’t any mention of more mainline churches that have already dealt with their objections. Strangely enough, what sparked this thought was your mention of potlucks. The PC(USA) church I attend affirms many of your beliefs, is interested in interpreting the Bible contextually and has potlucks quite frequently (or at least, did before COVID)!