Worthwhile Reads: Circumcision

I will not be having my son circumcised. Here are some links that deal with the issue (I do not endorse everything on these websites, and am not claiming that these links are the be all end all on the circumcision issue, only that they raise interesting points and provoke thought on the topic).The Truth about Circumcision, on Authentic Parenting12 Reasons to Say "No" to Circumcision, on Natural Family OnlineIntact America, a website with information and linksWhile these links … [Read more...]

Pro-Life Song Misses the Point

I just came upon the lyrics to a pro-life song. It's called "Mommy Don't."“I could lie in your arms on a snow bound afternoon you’d sing songs to me and God and make up pretty little tunes I’d wipe away all your tears and make you laugh at your lost career Oh, Mommy, Mommy don’t” Wow, what honesty! So, woman who is unintentionally pregnant, just ditch your career and have your baby! It'll be worth it, we promise!  … [Read more...]

Worthwhile Reads: Randomness

Atheists Need To Do a Better Job of Communication, by Friendly AtheistThe "Biblical Science" of Creationism Is Neither Biblical Nor Science, by the SlacktivistThe Battle Against the Culture Wars, by the SlacktivistHow To Win A Culture War and Lose a Generation, by Rachel Held EvansThe World: (Not So) Evil and Dangerous, by Latebloomer on No Longer Quivering … [Read more...]

Worthwhile Reads: It’s Patriarchy, Not Complementarianism

I just read a very interesting article called It's Not Complementarianism, it's Patriarchy, by Rachel Held Evans. Here are a couple excerpts: Complementarians are losing ground. And they’re losing ground for several reasons:1. They are losing ground because more and more evangelical theologians, scholars, professors, and pastors are thoughtfully debunking a complementarian interpretation of Scripture.2. They are losing ground because their rhetoric consistently reflects a commitment to a … [Read more...]

Raised Quiverfull: Race


What role did race play in the Christian Patriarchy/Quiverfull community in which you grew up? Were there any black or hispanic families? Were they treated differently? Joe: In the church I grew up in, there was never a non-white member – ever.  The church was not overtly racist, though they had issues with illegal immigration, but the services were very boring and would not have fit into a culture different from a bunch of white dudes and one off key old lady singing How Great Thou Art from a … [Read more...]

Did I change my last name when I got married?

Find out here.Also, as you may notice, I do guest posts. :-P … [Read more...]

Documentaries: The Virgin Daughters

In putting together my blog's tabs, I've been trying to incorporate documentaries I've found useful or informative or interesting. This one, The Virgin Daughters, is a fascinating look at what I call the "purity culture," and focuses especially on father/daughter purity balls. It's well worth the watch!Feel free to share your thoughts! … [Read more...]