At their conference, United Methodists failed to pass amendments to recognize women as equal and eliminate discrimination. Apparently, anything that alludes to some shift in the masculine power base is a thing to be feared. Read more

Who’s game for some Monday morning feminist rage? Everyone? That’s what I thought. Let’s roll. First, let’s talk about how the Southern Baptist Church—long known for their rigid stance on women in preaching roles—are in a legit argument right now about the general okay-ness of domestic violence. Paige Patterson is a high profile leader in the SBC. As a former chair of the Convention, and current president of  Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, he has an authoritative voice in the Convention. Recently, he… Read more

As the Trump-Stormy Daniels debacle continues to make headlines, enjoy this spoof on “The Reynolds Pamphlet,” a document published about Alexander Hamilton’s torrid affair that led to his political demise. Read more

Kansas lawmakers are trying to push through a bill that would allow adoption and foster care organizations to refuse placement with same-sex parents. Passage will increase the number of children in the system and hurt the state’s ability to attract and retain high-tech companies. Read more

(Trigger warning: Strong language. Colorful language. If you do not find swear words acceptable for public consumption, stop reading now. As implied by the title.)  In my house lives a 9-year-old budding author. She does it all—short stories, poetry, song lyrics, graphic novels. She may or may not be working on these things at school when she’s supposed to be doing math-y things. She may or may not have gotten that from her mother, so I can’t complain.  Anyway, the… Read more

16 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was deeply distressed to see that the city was full of idols. 17 So he argued in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and also in the marketplace[h] every day with those who happened to be there. 18 Also some Epicurean and Stoic philosophers debated with him. Some said, “What does this babbler want to say?” Others said, “He seems to be a proclaimer of foreign divinities.” (This was because he was telling… Read more

Viewers of “The Simpsons” have grown increasingly vocal about the problematic nature of Apu, with good reason. It’s time to retire the racist portrayal of the Indian character, and the actor who voices him agrees. Read more

Most churches are designed by and for extroverts. To be truly diverse, we need to consider people’s various ways of engaging the world and the need for various kinds of connection to make sure no one feels alone in our midst. Read more

It’s a good week for girls. Sen. Tammy Duckworth was already killing it as the first woman to give birth while serving as a U.S. Senator. And then—she marched that baby right onto the Senate floor and cast a vote. WITH her baby. Wait, how is that possible? Shouldn’t she be like … in quarantine or something? We can joke all we want. But let’s not forget the viral image from just a few months ago of a conference room—… Read more

Before investing time in your church, potential guests want to know as much as they can about the facility—and the experience—before they ever leave their house Read more

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