I shouldn’t have to choose between sisters.

What's life like as a Christian feminist? One word:Tense.It's hard to feel completely at home with either group. The feminists that I know rarely agree with my Pro-Life stance on abortion. And the Christians that I know rarely agree with me on anything besides abortion.I hope I've managed to bridge a few gaps between the worlds.But wow, is there ever tension.I've had to sit through church sermons mocking feminists and I've had to sit through feminist meetings mocking Christians (even … [Read more...]

Feeling the world’s brokenness…

Do you ever feel the brokenness of the world?Do you ever hurt with the rest of humanity?Or groan with creation as it waits for redemption?Sometimes, in our individualist, self-centered society, we forgot the bigger picture. We forget that we are part of creation. That we are members of humanity.We forget that we were meant to be, as Rob Bell says, "connected with each other in one giant global embrace."Knit together in love.Just like we all will be in Christ's coming kingdom.But … [Read more...]

Is it wrong to steal a car?

Is it wrong to steal a car?What if the owner of that car was basically asking for it to be stolen?What if the owner washed it every day so it was as shiny as possible? What if he left it in his drive-way for all the world to see?He didn't make any attempts to cover it up. He didn't hide how great of a car it was.What if he even let people from the neighborhood touch his car, or sit in the passenger seat if they asked? What if he gave people free rides all the time?So how could someone … [Read more...]

Is the church a few steps behind?

I've never heard a pastor talk positively about the feminist movement.But when I read my Bible and see verses where Jesus tells Martha to get out of the kitchen and sit at his feet like a disciple, and when I see verses where Paul tells men in an oppressively patriarchal society to love, serve, and sacrifice for the "property" known as their wives, I can't deny it...Jesus is all for setting women free.Jesus is all about overthrowing society's power structures.I don't believe I should … [Read more...]

How Kittums, Smeagol, and Princess Buttercup taught me to love

Please read this article by Ben DeVries on Kurt Williams blog. It has a wonderful, beautiful point, and adorable animals. You can't lose. Read it!http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thepangeablog/2011/09/14/the-nonviolence-of-the-kingdom-towards-animals-ben-devries/ This post of mine is a response of sorts.I'm an animal lover.There's no denying it.If you don't believe me, check out my Facebook page. Chances are, my profile picture currently has at least one cat in it. I love animals.It's a … [Read more...]

Thoughts and feelings

The following is an exchange between Sarah the Thinker and Sarah the Feeler. Feeler parts are in parenthesis because I often attempt to skip over them as though they don't matter as much. (But they do)I haven't seen much of my abusive ex-boyfriend since we broke up. He didn't stalk me or beg me to come back to him. He got over me faster than I got over him and he moved on and forgot I existed. So I shouldn't be afraid of him.(But I am)I saw him for the first time since the big breakup … [Read more...]

Thought zombies

I started writing a blog post yesterday and I didn't actually finish it.I published it anyway for some reason, and the result can be found here. I think I managed to put some semi-decent finishing touches on it and at least come to some sort of conclusion.I think.I didn't actually proof-read it. I just hit the shiny, blue "publish" button and tried to forget. But I had really had a lot more to say.Somewhere in the middle of writing, a tsunami of memories crashed over my brain and I just … [Read more...]

Remote-control Sarah

I smelled, and I knew it.I hadn't showered in days.I didn't dare.He'd yell at me for disobeying. He'd call me names. He'd accuse me of trying to get other men. I showered when he said I could shower. I wore makeup when he said I could wear make up. I brushed my hair when he said I could brush my hair. I wore the outfits that he assigned to me everyday. And I shaved my legs when he said I could.If said "jump," I didn't dare waste time asking "how high?". It would never be high enough … [Read more...]

First Church of Sarah Moon

It's 1:11 pm on a Sunday and I'm still in bed. My first thought when I looked at the time was, "Hey, I'm 'lazin' on a Sunday afternoon!' My life is like a Queen song!" My second thought was a little bit of forced guilt for "sleeping through" church.I say "sleeping through" in quotes because, let's be honest, I didn't set an alarm.  And I say "forced guilt" because every time I realize that I've missed church, my knee-jerk reaction is overwhelming relief.Sometimes I tell myself that if church … [Read more...]

Happy Women’s Equality Day!

I don't have a new post for today, but I just wanted to wish you all a Happy Women's Equality Day!Here are a few older posts by me on the topic of women's equality:I have a sex drive! You have a sex drive! We all have sex drives! My anatomy says I’m a woman, but society isn’t so sure Crippling lies and “tennis shoes” of truth An egalitarian submits  Relationships, gender, and cacophonous musicAnd here are a few of my favorite posts by others on the topic:Is feminism a dirty word?  … [Read more...]


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