I had to meet an 8 year old Sex Offender before I really understood why villains need back stories. Growing up I never thought of Darth Vader as a little kid or Ursula as a misunderstood teenager. They were full grown evil. But now a generation of children are being raised on sympathetic villains…and it gives me hope for their future.
I became a Christian when I was a sophomore in high school, after years of wrestling with questions of religion and spirituality. I finally had answers to all of life’s questions.
When I was in junior high at a conservative Christian school, we occasionally had surprise dress checks to make sure that everyone* was obeying the dress code. I remember the first dress check of 8th grade. I didn’t think anything of it, since the dress code regarding skirt length was pretty close to what I […]
It was Christianity that first taught me to distrust my body. For a long time I thought that was a bad thing. Now I’m not so sure.
The Internet has been buzzing with reactionism, reflection, opinions, and discourse about Evangelical World Vision’s recent decisions around their employees and same-sex marriage. I am not deeply connected with World Vision; I do not support any of their programs and don’t keep abreast to their actions. My responses to World Vision’s choices have much more […]
If Teresa could experience God as a sexual partner, why couldn’t I, as a man, do the same?