In the Wake of Purity Culture: The Fall of Joshua Harris
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In the Wake of Purity Culture: The Fall of Joshua Harris

There is a trend in progressive Christianity that I don’t quite understand. It seems to have a very defined culture but it’s source seems elusive. Its the deconstruction and reconstruction part of the movement. I don’t know that it is a movement, but I’ll call it one because it seems to be such to me. … Continue reading

If she does not struggle, does it also follow that she is not held?
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If she does not struggle, does it also follow that she is not held?

The show The Handmaid’s Tale has revived interest in the somewhat prophetic novel. It has such depth and scope and covers so many relevant issues that we are facing right now. To me, one of the most fascinating and important, but also difficult to swallow is the dynamic experience of rape throughout the show. We … Continue reading

Has anti-rape culture gone too far? The Duggars, Date Rape Nail Polish, and Demanding Middle School Girls
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Has anti-rape culture gone too far? The Duggars, Date Rape Nail Polish, and Demanding Middle School Girls

Is it possible to take a movement (if we can call it that) to end violence too far? What I’ve seen and read lately concerning rape culture, I think it is possible. Let me make some caveats first. First, Bill Gothard’s teachings are unquestionably, undeniably encouraging rape culture. Victims are taught to look within and … Continue reading

Theology and My Natural Childbirth
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Theology and My Natural Childbirth

Shifting perspectives is something that I strive for everyday. How can I look at this a different way? How would someone else look at this? Where am I limitation-wise? What is currently keeping me from seeing this a different way? These questions have shaped every aspect of my theology and therefore my life. The root … Continue reading