Why I’m a feminist: books & opinions of my own

I was talking with some friends this week about favorite childhood books (we're still not over Sheftu. True story.) and I realized that reading good stories with strong female characters built a lot of subconscious mental structure which helped me see women as equal to men, and drove me to be skeptical of the soft … Continue reading Why I’m a feminist: books & opinions of my own

Short Stories: an announcement and a giveaway

I love reading. When I was in third grade, my mom had me make a list of all the books I'd read in the last year. Once we got through the library loan records and my Sonlight reading list, I discovered that I'd read between two and three hundred books that year. When I was … Continue reading Short Stories: an announcement and a giveaway

His name is Jesus

I'm terrible about reading my Bible regularly. Reading the ESV or NASB still gives me flashbacks to sermons from my spiritually abusive church, or to high-stress mornings with my family during our years at that church. But my relationship to Jesus hasn't been stunted. It's grown stronger, and I've stopped being afraid like I used … Continue reading His name is Jesus

Commonplace Links 10/26

Here's your week's list of reads. Discuss in the comments if something rubs you wrong or you're curious about why I chose to feature a piece. Some politician named Mourdock made a statement that, out of context, was highly offensive to feminists/rape victims. Basically he believes that Babies = Gift From God, so he assumes … Continue reading Commonplace Links 10/26