Trump, Sexual Assault, and Incest: When Forgiveness is Failure

In the midst of the chaos of this election it is also important to pay attention to what justice looks like in the context of sexual assault. [Read more…]

Has North Carolina become the “Hate State”?

Clearly, being Christian means something different to me than to many people in NC who are cite Christianity to support their intolerance. [Read more…]

Peace on Earth? Is Misogyny Ever Innocent?

Let me say right off the bat – I don’t know this family or the photographer. I do not know why they would choose this pose or what their thinking was when they decided to bind and gag the women in the family while the father and son smile placidly giving a “thumbs-up.” And, quite frankly, I don’t really care. [Read more…]

Homegrown Terrorism: Why Colorado is NOT the Action of a Lone Gunman

The truth is, all Christians, pro-life and pro-choice, need to change our behavior when it comes to the issue of abortion. [Read more…]

Trump, Republican Misogyny, and the Attacks on Planned Parenthood

The best avenue for reducing abortions is not bullying women into not having them, it’s helping provide better health care, sex education, and access to contraception so that we reduce the unplanned pregnancy rate. [Read more…]

Misogyny is Exhausting

While misogyny is deeply embedded in the development, history, and theology of Christianity, this does not mean that Christianity is inherently misogynist or patriarchal. It is human beings who shape attitudes and beliefs about human nature, the sacred, and our religions through our teachings and our practices. [Read more…]