Dragons Are Real! Therefore Women Must Submit!: The Creation Museum’s Hidden Agendas

1395275_10153096635997985_1998014048562787578_n

I recently took a trip to the Creation Museum. That's right. If you haven't heard, there's an entire museum in Kentucky dedicated to teaching people that evolution is wrong, and the earth (and all of the life on it) was created by God in six literal days, less than 10,000 years ago. If you want to know what kind of messages the museum is pushing, check out my recent post, 16 Things That Happened When I Went To The Creation Museum.I have to admit that sometimes I wonder whether or not it's … [Read more...]

16 Things That Happened When I Went to The Creation Museum

10838272_10153096597557985_6285683731534227110_o

Back in December, my partner Abe and I went on a mini-vacation to the Creation Museum in Kentucky. We were able to do so because of the kindness of some friends (who let us spend the night at their apartment), and some generous donors who helped me raise the money for the tickets and gas. Special thanks to: Joe and Christy, our friends who let us sleep on their air mattress Anonymous (donor) Teresa Kingsbury (donor) Abe (for accompanying me even though I know he didn't want to) Without further … [Read more...]

Blogging is Dead (But We’re a Resurrection People, Right?)

It's been a while since I hit publish on a blog post. I've heard that blogging is dead, but that's not why I've been avoiding logging in to Wordpress lately. After all, I'm a Christian and we're supposed to be a Resurrection People, right? I mean, at the very least, I enjoy a good zombie film.Anyway, regardless of whether or not blogging is, in fact, dead, I plan on jumping back into the blogging world this week. I have some exciting projects planned that I hope you will stick around for (if … [Read more...]

#TheNewPacifism and “The New Jim Crow”

Image by Alan Hooker

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”

Image by Alan Hooker

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)

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)

SAMSUNG

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)

SAMSUNG

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…”

home

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

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...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X