Hi, I’m Kaitlyn Schiess.
I’m in the lifelong process of learning to give my God all of me. And it seems He’s decided that will include writing, so I’m following where He leads.
I write about what He’s teaching me and the journey it takes to learn those lessons. I write about faith, culture, politics, and whatever else annoys me enough to make me add my opinion.
I’m currently a student at Dallas Theological Seminary, working on my Master of Theology.
I spent four years as a competitive intercollegiate debater and it has shaped me in more ways than I can explain. I spent four years oscillating between a super-conservative Christian university and a very liberal debate community – an experience that taught me about arguing with conviction and kindness. Living and working in two atmospheres that I often disagreed with taught me humility and tested my beliefs in many ways. Some of my beliefs changed, and the ones that remained were greatly strengthened.
I’m passionate about my Savior, and He’s given me other passions that stem from my experience of His love, including social justice, gender equality, and effective cultural engagement by Christians.
(My site is named after a passage in Jeremiah 29 that I’m trying to learn to live by, you can learn more about that here.)
My hope and prayer is that you will relate to and learn from and find encouragement from my little spot on the internet.
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I’m a staff writer at Christ and Pop Culture, and I’ve also written at Christianity Today, CT Women, RELEVANT, Fathom, and the Christian Research Journal. I also contributed some thoughts to this New York Times piece.