Five years ago, I relocated from Atlanta, Georgia to New York City. It was a big decision to pick up everything and leave the place I knew, the place every other member of my family calls “home.” But I had felt drawn to the city since the time I first visited it when I was 12 years old. I knew I had to make the leap.
The city was wonderful, but it also triggered a spiritual crisis. For the first time in my life, I struggled to have spiritual conversations with those I encountered. Sacred words that I’d used since childhood suddenly felt hollow or confusing or self-righteous when I spoke them. Not everyone understood what these words meant, and I began to realize that I didn’t always understand them either.
In my new book, “Learning to Speak God from Scratch: Why Sacred Words are Vanishing — and How We Can Revive Them,” I detail this period of crisis. But I have a hunch that my story may be yours as well. So I created a video to share my experience with you.