This is a less documented, more anecdotal post, as a result of my discovery a few days ago that all my books on this subject are in storage. I think I did that deliberately because I was tired of reading things that made me angry. So, this post won't have a ton of sources, but … Continue reading Immodesty Rail: Modesty and Lust
I'd like to start a regular feature here about the concept of gender roles within the church, and how they affect us, why they affect us, and how they ought to affect us. I intend for this to be primarily a discussion, and I ask that you engage these posts by first laying down your … Continue reading Immodesty Rail: An Introduction
Have you heard of a "commonplace book"? It's an old idea, and has been most recently resurrected by hipsters bearing Moleskines. Basically, it's a notebook full of accumulated everyday notes - your shopping list, a quote from the book you're reading, the recipe copied from your mom's cookbook, a sketch from the metro of the … Continue reading Commonplace Links
Rachel Held Evans wrote this excellent post on Mary Magdalene, and her relationship to Easter and to the Apostles. You should go read it. Easter is rich with new things to learn and observe. I was glad to realize this weekend that there is always more depth to the Story than I understand right now.
Last night, hit by both "my brain is flat-lining after a long day" and an absurd level of contentment--despite running into the awkward moment earlier in the evening at the grocery store checkout when my debit card declined a $5 transaction and I was scrounging for pennies in my change purse [we're okay, it was just coincidental … Continue reading Nudes, Modesty, and the Pink Elephant Principle
When I say I’m a feminist, all I mean is that women should be treated like Jesus treated them. In love, fairness, justice, and equality under the law. The majority of women around the world today are not treated with fairness and justice. This is why I call myself a Christian feminist. - Abby at … Continue reading “Feminist” is not a four-letter word
I've been stewing on this for a while. As an English major, I've studied some Feminist theory and think it's a fascinating mental exercise (I also think it's lazy academics, most of the time, but that's another issue). As the daughter of conservative Christians attempting to revive/reinvent orthodoxy ("reinvent" in the sense that they didn't … Continue reading “Biblical Gender Roles” are a Social Construct?