Is purity culture pushing us toward theocracy? In the nearly two years since I made the leap from blogger to podcaster, we’ve watched the conversation on purity culture continue to swirl on social media. There has been no shortage of material; between Rachel Joy Welcher’s book last year and the ongoing lawsuits involving the SBC’s … Continue reading The War on Sex
Faith & Current Events
Then Sings My Soul
One unseasonably warm spring day in Southern California when I was 18 years old, I crammed into a car with 4 or 5 of my closest friends from choir at our Assemblies of God university and drove an hour inland for a concert. We parked in a vast asphalt parking lot surrounded by empty land, … Continue reading Then Sings My Soul
Identity is (Not) a Sin
Here we are together at the end of this long journey back in time, processing a set of teachings that has left a visible scar across the landscape of millennials and beyond. If you’ve been reading every week since this began, I hope you’ve found comfort and solidarity knowing you’re not alone. If you’ve just … Continue reading Identity is (Not) a Sin
The Perfect Storm
Rachel Hollis and her destructive wake of fake feminism. It’s not the first time author & speaker Rachel Hollis has had negative press in her (relatively short) career thus far, and probably not the last. But on Thursday, the New York Times published an exposé of her wild rise to fame in 2018 that culminated … Continue reading The Perfect Storm
On Today’s Episode of White Christians With Platforms…
Is Beth Moore really deconstructing? The world may never know. It was once said that white evangelical women are the foot soldiers of patriarchy. They put in the work, let me tell you. They write bible studies and Christian self-help books, they go on tour and preach to millions of women and teenage girls all … Continue reading On Today’s Episode of White Christians With Platforms…
One White Pastor vs A Generation of Leavers
It's the battle of the century, and no one is waving a white flag anytime soon. This series of tweets last week came as a barrage of sex-negative, heteronormative word salad from none other than Timothy Keller himself. Pastor, author, theologian, who in the past has not been quite so controversial in the Twitter-verse. He's … Continue reading One White Pastor vs A Generation of Leavers
Less than human.
I have seen some terrible hot takes from white people this week, following two more racist incidents that made national news. But one in particular struck me. On one black woman’s thread on twitter, a thread in which she spilled her heart out to white people, begging them to stand up and do something about … Continue reading Less than human.
Come as you are, except…
Hey lets talk about churches that pretend to love everybody always. What I mean by this are churches (especially megachurches and church plants) that love to advertise how much they LOVE people. All people. Doesn't matter how you dress or how colorful your past (colorful pasts make quality testimony, great witnessing material). Come as you … Continue reading Come as you are, except…
Purity culture, abortion and politics.
What an insane week it has been in this country. The emotional labor poured out by women this week, especially women of color and marginalized communities; has been paralyzing at times. I feel like I've gone from tweet storming against the evangelical political machine to being completely exhausted to where I can't even think about … Continue reading Purity culture, abortion and politics.
My Love-Hate Relationship with the Church
[This post is personal, and reflects only my own personal views and opinions. Traditionally politics is something that is kept out of churches and for good reason. But in the last year this has become nearly impossible, with elected officials crossing moral and ethical lines that are endangering people in a big way. And at … Continue reading My Love-Hate Relationship with the Church