Have you ever read The Bible in 90 Days or done the #b90days challenge on social media? The hashtag is big on Twitter, which is how I joined over 200 mostly homeschool moms to do the first time around. It began in the homeschool blogging community that I was a part of on Twitter. We all went through the Bible in 90 Days program together, led by one of the bloggers who, to my knowledge, still leads this challenge each January. We read it together, we completed it together and joined in weekly Twitter chats about it. We were all about getting to see “God’s plan” and “God’s big picture” and gaining “a full perspective on the book most Christians never fully read.” I absolutely loved it.
I completed it that first time, and then the following year, I was asked by our youth pastors to lead the youth who wanted to, through it. I had 21 students, two youth pastors, and 4 interns that went through the program with me. The church ordered the leader’s set with the group videos I was so excited to help others get the big picture of God’s plan. It was the most amazing thing for me. Surprisingly, this is what pushed me deeply into deconstructing the faith that I so strongly believed in.
I designed this t-shirt for my youth group students when we finished the Bible in 90 Days program together. It was the big celebratory prize for reading the Bible in its entirety. I did it four years in a row, from January through March each year from 2010-2013. I I recently went through my dresser and decided to throw out a bunch of items that I never wear, including this shirt.
Year after year, the more I read and the more perspective I got on “God’s Word”, the more I realized that this was not something I could believe in any longer. The deeper I got into it, the less sense it made. By the conclusion of my fourth time reading the entire Bible cover to cover, I was done. Several years later, many of the students I led through the program have gone through deconstruction as well. And today, this shirt is going in the trash. Have you ever done #b90days? The hashtag is big on Twitter, which is how I joined over 200 mostly homeschool moms to do the first time around.