#TheNewPacifism and “The New Jim Crow”

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It’s that time of year again! My friend Rod is hosting the second annual #TheNewPacifism synchroblog over at Political Jesus. This synchroblog is for starting new conversations about pacifism, in light of privilege, injustice, and the intersections of gender, race, class, queerness, and other factors. Last year I contributed with my series on Privileged Pacifism.Be sure to check out #TheNewPacifism! This year’s theme is The Cost of Peace. Read, tweet, or contribute your own posts. You can wri … [Read more...]

#TheNewPacifism: Preston Sprinkle, and the Cost of “Privileged Pacifism”

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It's that time of year again! My friend Rod is hosting the second annual #TheNewPacifism synchroblog over at Political Jesus. This synchroblog is for starting new conversations about pacifism, in light of privilege, injustice, and the intersections of gender, race, class, queerness, and other factors. Last year I contributed with my series on Privileged Pacifism. I have a few posts up my sleeve this year as well, and here's the first.Be sure to check out #TheNewPacifism! This year's theme … [Read more...]

Telling My Own Story: A Perspective from a Kinky Christian (A Guest Post)

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I was pretty upset by a recent post by Jesus Feminist author, Sarah Bessey, in which she conflated BDSM and abuse, shaming those who participated, and excluding them from her brand of "Jesus following." I found it inaccurate, dishonest, and harmful. So, today, I am glad to host a guest post by an anonymous kinky Christian, responding to Bessey. Please be respectful in the comments.  [Content Note: Self-Injury] ------Introductions: I'm 25, cis female, bisexual, white. Raised in a mo … [Read more...]

Liberating Liturgies: From Vows to Action, Part II (by Keisha McKenzie)

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This week I am happy to host Keisha McKenzie as part of my Liberating Liturgies series. A few days ago I published part one, and now here is part two! These posts were originally published at the Journey Fellowship website, and at McKenzie’s own blog.  If you’re interested in writing your own Liberating Liturgy, check out this post with some instructions, read some examples, and email me at moonsn11@gmail.com. In the mean time, enjoy today’s guest post! Keisha E. McKenzie worships with Adventists … [Read more...]

Liberating Liturgies: From Vows to Action, Part I (by Keisha McKenzie)

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This week I am happy to host Keisha McKenzie as part of my Liberating Liturgies series. In this two part guest post, which I will be publishing over the next couple of days. These posts were originally published at the Journey Fellowship website, and at McKenzie's own blog. If you're interested in writing your own Liberating Liturgy, check out this post with some instructions, read some examples, and email me at moonsn11@gmail.com. In the mean time, enjoy today's guest post, and check back in t … [Read more...]

Queer Theology Synchroblog: “And Though I Find Here No Permanent Dwelling…”

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It's unusual for me to publish three blog posts in one day, but today's a special day: The 2014 Queer Theology Synchroblog! I've already shared a guest post from P, and another one from Jamie S Hill. You should go read those if you haven't already. But I thought I'd also add my own thoughts here. Be sure to also check out the Queer Theology website for more great work by some awesome queer and trans folk! ----- "By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after … [Read more...]

Queer Theology Synchroblog: “Dancing with my Shadow Side” by Jamie S Hill

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I have another guest post for you today, for the 2014 Queer Theology Synchroblog! This post is by Jamie S Hill. Be sure to check out the other posts in this synchroblog over at the Queer Theology website!  ------ A recently publicly outed Bisexual (God made me do it on Facebook) who is happily married and mother of three and a daughter-in-law, and grandmother of one. Raised a pastor's kid, I've been in this battle a long time. "If you want to learn how to box, then good footwork is the … [Read more...]

Queer Theology Synchroblog: A Guest Post by P

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Today I have two (possibly three...we'll see) posts for you, in honor of the 2014 Queer Theology Synchroblog! The theme this year is Coming and Going. I'm proud to host this guest post by P. Stay tuned later today for another guest post (and possibly a post by me, if I can work up the courage and energy!), and be sure to check out the other synchroblog entries at the Queer Theology website!  ___Last week, for some reason, my mother and I talked about reading. "You would read the … [Read more...]

“Hymens are for Forming Blood Covenants” and Other Things I’ve Learned from Christian Dating Books

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I have read a lot of Christian dating books.You may have already read about some of these in my "You Are Not Your Own" series here on the blog (and now you can read about them in my academically published, peer-reviewed research article!). I still read them because they're fun to mock (I know, I know, that's so professional and academic of me), and because it's interesting to see how many Christian dating books have similar characteristics to the books I have officially res … [Read more...]

A Review of “The Wilderness of Motherhood”

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"What I want to see is the card with the naked warrior woman, flecked in blood and gore, with her sword in one hand and her other holding her baby to her hip. I want to see the corpses of defeated demons at her feet. After birthing my son, that is motherhood to me." --Lora Freeman Williams  Lora Freeman Williams recently sent me a copy of her new book The Wilderness of Motherhood to read and review. This book is a memoir of her experiences as a mother, and how those experiences were shaped by he … [Read more...]


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