On Hugo Schwyzer and Christianity’s Open Door Policy for Abusers

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Trigger Warning: Abuse apologism, murder/suicide, Hugo Schwyzer We have to talk about Hugo Schwyzer. If you don't spend a lot of time involved in "secular" online feminism you may not recognize that name. Fortunately, he didn't get as much of an "in" in the Christian feminist blogging world as I'm guessing he would have liked to. Schwyzer was a self-proclaimed male feminist and Women's Studies professor who became kind of a celebrity in online feminism for his pieces on gender issues. When … [Read more...]

Must Reads!

It's been awhile since I've had the time to sit down and post links to my favorite blog posts. So I'm going to catch up today, and share some of my favorite posts from the past 2 or 3 weeks. Enjoy these smart people and their smart words! "If there is one thing that Western Christians and atheists have in common it is a shared legacy of colonizing bodies of color." "You can get a lot of people to do what you want them to do or believe what you want them to believe by saying God will be … [Read more...]

The politics of forgiveness.

When Jesus was walking around on earth, in between turning water into wine and chillin' with sex workers and other folks that society didn't look on too fondly, he talked a lot about forgiveness. And when Jesus talked about forgiveness, it was always radical. It always gave power to the people in society that had none. It always humbled those who were in positions of power while asserting the humanity of those who had been affected by the abuse of power. I mean, take the woman caught in the … [Read more...]

By his stripes

Christ was pierced for my transgressions.  He was bruised for my sin... By his stripes I AM healed. How often I forget those words- those beautiful truths that I have had memorized since my AWANA Sparks days! It is time to remember: Christ's wounds cover my sin of lust. Satan comes to heaven with stones in his hand saying, "This woman commits adultery in her heart everyday. She would rather entertain these self-indulgent thoughts than wait on your perfect plan for sex. Someone must die for … [Read more...]


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