Esther, Mark Driscoll, and using rape to control women

  [Trigger warning for rape apologism and Mark Driscoll quotes] Growing up, the book of Esther was always my favorite because it featured two very brave women. First, there was Vashti. I've loved Vashti ever since a grade school teacher came to class dressed up as Vashti and told us the story about how she had been exiled by the king because she asserted herself and refused to dance for the king's drunken friends. She was a brave woman who claimed her body as her own--rather than … [Read more...]


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