September 6, 2019

I don’t have a teenager yet, so I can’t say whether I would say such things about my children’s friends at that age. I certainly can’t imagine saying such a thing about one of my children’s friends now. Click through to read more! Read more

September 4, 2019

Gohmert was corruptly lambasted for what he said. He either was terrible at communication what he actually meant, or there are a whole bunch of pastors out there denouncing immigrants in the worst or terms. And. Well. That could absolutely be the case. I haven’t been to any church in years, and I’ve never been to church in Texas.  Click through to read more! Read more

September 3, 2019

Last month, World Magazine responded to Christian purity culture advocate Josh Harris’s fall from grace with an article titled “Harris and homeschooling: One man’s apostasy doesn’t undermine a way of teaching children.” The headline alone made something jump inside me. Of course people would be asking this question. I’d been so focused on Josh’s purity teachings that I’d forgotten the implications his “apostasy” might have for homeschooling.  I grew up in a Christian homeschooling family. I left my evangelical faith over… Read more

September 2, 2019

It’s Labor Day! You know, that holiday we’ve all forgotten has with the word “labor” in it! Labor, as in the labor movement. Who knew! Labor Day is just a fun three day weekend at the end of the summer, am I right? Mind you, I’m not complaining. I love me a three-day weekend! But just what is the history of Labor Day? Read more

September 1, 2019

It’s time for another Lesbian Duplex thread! If you have a link or article or interesting thought that’s not relevant to an ongoing thread, you can share it here. If a conversation on another post has turned entirely off topic, you can bring it here also. Click through to read more! Read more

August 31, 2019

Saturday Link Love is a feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier! Click through to read more! Read more

August 30, 2019

This week is an interesting one, because it’s going to allow us to make a direct comparison between Stepping Heavenward and Little Women. Weirdly direct. Essentially the exact same conversation takes place between Marmee and Jo, and between Katy and her mother—except that the two are actually very different.  Click through to read more! Read more

August 29, 2019

Perhaps I’m letting a focus on French’s history get in the way of addressing a more important point: French’s comparison of evangelicals’ current situation to that of African Americans under Jim Crow. To be sure, he states that evangelicals live in “far less trying times” than did black Americans during the civil rights era. But the fact that he felt the need to make the comparison at all shows the depth of the evangelical persecution complex. Click through to read more! Read more

August 28, 2019

I have to say, “Trump denies his Doral resort is infested with bed bugs” is not exactly a headline I expected to see, but then, that’s basically just life in 2019. Click through to read more! Read more

August 27, 2019

I’m reminded of the evangelical focus on faith instead of works, where what matters is what is in your heart, not what you do. You can’t work your way to heaven, after all—and only God knows the heart. Or so the framing goes. Is the same thing happening here? Are we so focused on what is in people’s hearts—on whether people are racist—that we’ve spent too little time focusing on actions, and on the outcomes of specific beliefs or policies? Click through to read more! Read more

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