It's important to shift our thinking, men. Are we dedicated to the cause of lifting women up to their rightful place in the Church and in the world? Are we committed even if it means we could potentially better do it from the sidelines? Are we willing to step aside to make room?
What makes a man turn egalitarian? What’s in it for us? What lead me to change and flip from a doctrine which is widely-held, and “biblically faithful”? Normally I’d look to the past, and list the people who challenged me, the pivotal moments or epiphanies that turned me in this direction. I believe experience is […]
I've learned a lot from listening to women, and very little from speaking. I've learned the most from seeing others' mistakes and observing how they responded when made aware of them. Many of these mistakes fall into definite categories, I've found, so I would like to list them out here for the readers' benefit.
Paul is the author of a huge chunk of the New Testament. He is also the example most people use against me when I am discussing the topic of equality for women. (At the bottom of this post are some great links to resources that will be fantastic help for you when people tell you Paul […]
It was Summer Camp of 2001. I went to reach for my friend’s brush and she asked: “What do you need that for? Isn’t your hair going to be nappy, anyway?” That is when I snapped, screaming: “YOU ARE A RACIST!” She looked at me perplexed, “Was it my saying nappy?” she responded. I honestly […]
Too often in modern Christendom, marriage is viewed as a grand rite of passage. The instant you say your vows at the altar, the Church catapults you into a weird, newfound level of adulthood; like a toddler who graduated from diapers to pull-ups. It’s a strange thing. Seemingly overnight, you climb an invisible social ladder […]
I often hear sermons casting shade at the women mentioned in the Gospels. Some of them paint women in a bad manner, making light of the parts they played in the life and ministry of Jesus, or outright “forgetting” to mention them. Naturally, discourse about a “woman’s place” follows these sort of sermons, along with […]
I have never met a person who loves the Lord more than my mama. She has the kind of relationship with God that could even make a cynic question their unbelief. The consistency of her faith walk throughout the years has inspired me. She taught me what it means to have a genuine faith. My mother is full […]
We had the talk after our first kiss. I sat on his couch and listened to his almost-tearful confession about a past relationship; when I haltingly told him the dirty details of my own makeout sessions with my last boyfriend, he was relieved. “Oh, that’s nothing,” he said, apologizing again for his indiscretions years ago. […]