WELCOME TO UNFIT CHRISTIAN
If you want to build the confidence to walk out your faith fearlessly while loving without boundaries
You’ve found your match.
Conceived in 2014 by D. Danyelle Thomas, Unfit Christian launched April 2016 as a digital space for commentary, analysis, and candor on faith, sex/relationships, culture, and intersectional identities of gender, class, and race. We are growing into a community of people of color who are willing to challenge the status quo with tough questions and critical thought.
My aim, as its primary content creator, is to inspire people to believe that there is room at the table (and subsequently the cross) for all of us, no matter how radically different our approach to God. I want to motivate people to be courageous and bold in who they are, what they believe, and walk without fear of questioning everything. You can read more about me personally by clicking here.
The Birthing of an Unfit Christian
The daughter of a preacher Dad and ministry leader Mom, you could say I was “born in, not joined in” the church and its culture. The Black church is the foundation of my faith. Once my knowledge of the world began to grow beyond the church halls, I found myself on the margins of a faith that had sustained my life for as long as I could remember. What was once familiar comfort became a foreigner right before my eyes. I had to learn how to believe in and love God in a way that also complimented my new mindset. I had to decolonize my view of God from the man-made sexism, homophobia, racism, and classism of the church. And I haven’t looked back.
So now this space exists because of my firm belief that faith is not one size fits all. I believe there is more than one way to approach a relationship with God. I honor the idea that not everyone interprets or approaches Christianity the same. No one should feel forced into a box of what makes a “good” or “perfect” Christian. Most of all, I believe everyone deserves to feel this freedom.
I believe that you already have the questions. I’m only here to inspire you to bravely vocalize and answer them honestly. I want to share the transformation of my faith and that of others so that I can hopefully inspire you to do the same. If nothing else, I want any reader to walk away knowing that they aren’t alone in their thoughts, questions, or criticisms of faith and culture.