Christianity Today Goes Full Pick-Up Artist

You know you've been there---you're sitting on the train or in an airplane (or perhaps in a waiting room or at a park) and you find yourself briefly in conversation with a stranger nearby. So you make smalltalk. Jerry Root, an evangelical professor, wants his readers to turn this smalltalk into evangelization.Root's call to everyday evangelism is in itself is perhaps not surprising---after all, evangelicals have long placed significant emphasis on evangelism---but his detailed discussion of t … [Read more...]


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Why I Went to a Secular College

I grew up in family strongly influenced by the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements. I was homeschooled in order to be "sheltered" and "taught God's truth," and was taught that my role was to be a homemaker and that I was always to remain under male authority (first father, then husband).Given this, my readers have asked why I was sent to a secular college, or even to college at all. Since I've been asked this multiple times, I thought it only fair to write a post on it. So, here … [Read more...]


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The Beautiful Girlhood Doll, part 8: Out of the Dollhouse

And then, after all of this, I left for college. College had always been on of my parents’ expectation for me, and I’d never seen them as proud as they were at my homeschool graduation. With my parents’ approval, I chose a secular college because I wanted to witness to others and make a difference in the world. I had been taught that I was to be a culture changer, shouldn’t I start now? My parents approved of this choice because they believed I was finally ready, after eighteen years of being tra … [Read more...]


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