Here are some important, interesting, and eye-opening posts. I’ve been excited all week to share some of these, so I hope you’ll take the time to read them!
B’reishit: The Divine Act of Self-Creation by Emily Aviva Kapor
God speaks the world into creation; I speak myself into creation.
Queer Creation: Queering the Image of God by Alan Hooker
‘Male and female [God] created them’. Male and female…The ‘and’ is not a binary ‘and’. Male and femalecan disclose a spectrum of varied gender identities in the same way that ‘Alpha and Omega’ discloses the whole alphabet, or how ‘from head to toe’ means the length of the whole body.
Be sure to check out all the great posts from this year’s Queer Theology Synchroblog here!
Call to Prayer Reminder: Deliver us from Denial by Barbra Graber
The impossible standards of Christian beauty expectations by Toranse
One molester, a minister, said: ” I considered church people easy to fool…They seem to want to believe in the good that exists in all people…and because of that you can easily convince [them that you will not harm again.]”
You can’t really be a survivor of sexual abuse and be innocent. This is made blatantly clear in the amount of Christian literature I’ve read that tells women that pain and trauma stand directly in the way of their femininity.
Learning the Words: Even the Ugly Ones by Dani Kelley
…Profanity just isn’t appropriate. It isn’t very nice. It’s especially not something that good girls use when speaking.
I say, fuck that.