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Although my theological convictions were still solidly evangelical, as a white, female seminarian at Yale, the evangelical label itself had come to carry connotations that made me uncomfortable.
However, a dating app of questionable reputation—Tinder—helped me come to terms with my evangelical identity.
I don’t want anyone to look at me and miscalculate my ballot-casting preferences, nuanced theological convictions, loves, or enemies.
I met each would-be suitor at my go-to coffee shop on a Saturday afternoon and put enough quarters in the parking meter for a 45-minute conversation.
On each “date,” the guy would ask me what I did for a living. He would ask what that means, and then bam—that was it—suddenly the kingdom of God was on the table.
The charge I carry as a follower of Jesus is not one I carry alone; it is shared with the Christian community of which I am part. For everything about evangelicalism that raises my body temperature and induces furious, bedroom-pacing prayer, its core convictions—in mind, heart, and practice—are mine.
On most days, when I remember and reflect on experiences like those I’ve had via Tinder, my musty, toiled frustration with evangelicalism rolls over.
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To screen my potential suitors, I filtered spiritual out of my answers to get-to-know-you questions, which produced fascinating results.