September 28, 2018

Forbid Them Not, pp. 238-254 It’s now June 10th, by the way. School is out and the Thomas children are in Richmond visiting their grandparents. Cooper, for his part, is about to call Peter in Spokane for advice about what to do with Jody Easler and her tip about his email being hacked. First, though, he prepares a motion for a stay to prevent social services from visiting to the Thomas household. Farris includes a lot of confusing legal back… Read more

September 27, 2018

I give you this post for discussing not only today’s hearings but also the allegations more generally—and for both community support and finding ways to exist on what feels increasingly like a battlefield. Click through to read more! Read more

September 27, 2018

Liberty has received no small amount of criticism for producing this film, due in part to allegations in some evangelical corners that Taylor’s prophesies about Trump are heretical. I knew that. What I didn’t know is how far down the conspiracy theory hole Taylor is. In recent years, Liberty University has worked to become a respected, mainstream evangelical institution. Producing films like this will set them back decades.   Click through to read more! Read more

September 26, 2018

Evangelical teachings about gender roles offer women who stay home with their children a way out of that guilt. Staying at home isn’t second best or something to feel guilty about. It’s first best! You don’t have to feel bad or guilty about staying home—you’re fulfilling God’s will and carrying out his vision! Your mission field is your home. Childcare isn’t just childcare. It can be imbued with deeper meaning.  Click through to read more! Read more

September 25, 2018

Earlier this year, writer Kat Armstrong wrote a call to the church to protect women from abuse. Publishing her piece on Fathom Magazine, an online Christian platform, Armstrong spoke directly to complementation Christians—those who believe that men and women have fundamentally different roles in the church and in the home. Armstrong takes pastors to task for caring more about marriages than about the people in them, but she remains within the complementation framework herself, which becomes a bit of a problem.  Click through to read more! Read more

September 24, 2018

Have we seen the end of “compassionate conservatism”—the death knell for the idea that conservatives should show sympathy for their fellow human beings? From where I’m standing, the answer seems to be yes. Conservatives have moved beyond supporting policy positions that lack compassion—say, opposing Obamacare, or fighting same-sex marriage. Instead, leading conservatives are actively condemning even the idea of showing sympathy or compassion.  Click through to read more! Read more

September 23, 2018

It’s time for another Lesbian Duplex thread! If you have a link or article or interesting thought that’s not relevant to an ongoing thread, you can share it here. If a conversation on another post has turned entirely off topic, you can bring it here also. Every week, I put up a fresh post. I’ve added a “chatter” tab under my blog banner that will direct readers to these discussion threads, so no one will have to worry about digging for one…. Read more

September 22, 2018

Saturday Link Love is a feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier. Click through to read more! Read more

September 21, 2018

Cooper hasn’t told anyone. When he says he’s confessed he means he’s confessed it to God. In prayer. Silently. No one knows. And that’s the problem, because his clients need to know. They need to know both that their email might be compromised and that their lawyer might be compromised. Strike that—is. Their lawyer is compromised.  Click through to read more! Read more

September 20, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh, apparently, gets a pass. No one told US about getting a pass. I’m sure that many of my teenage evangelical peers would have been glad to know how to find one. You mean we could make mistakes, without worrying about censure or judgement? I’m not talking about rape or sexual assault here—I’m simply talking about having sex. I’m talking about being teenagers, going to parties, listening to music, having room to breath.   Click through to read more! Read more

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