Stuck in a Moment

One of the things about the faith of my upbringing I most resent is the obsession with a moment of conversion.  A specific time of decision, the beginning of faith, when you say the Sinner’s Prayer, and magically, you are saved.  Your life turns around, and you are forever changed.   This view of thingsContinue reading “Stuck in a Moment”

Enlightened complementarians aren’t

One of the most the revolutionary books I’ve read in awhile is The Making of Biblical Womanhood by Beth Allison Barr. I certainly do hope this book has white evangelical women packing up their massive, snack-filled, sometimes bedazzled purses and heading for the exits. Because, WOW. She leaves absolutely no reason to stay standing upright.Continue reading “Enlightened complementarians aren’t”

My version of a marriage seminar

Our last conservative/evangelical church–which honestly, is still a wonderful, beautiful community, we meant no disrespect by leaving, and I mean none by what I will write here–was comprised of mainly young, urban professionals, most of them single. The married couples were generally newlyweds, and there weren’t many kids. Most people moved out to the suburbsContinue reading “My version of a marriage seminar”