What have we as a church been teaching theologically that makes women in prostitution believe they can’t talk to God? That makes them believe they can’t ask for help in the midst of a rough situation? What is the theology we’re communicating that makes these women believe they have to have their lives cleaned up … Continue reading I Know I’m Going To Hell
There has been a lot of talking, debating, and hand-wringing among Christian bloggers lately about modesty; particularly yoga pants, making men uncomfortable by being attractive, and in general, ways in which to combat everyone’s favorite “evil”: lust. Well, I’d like to hop on the modesty bandwagon and discuss something that I have personally struggled with … Continue reading When Suits Become a Stumbling Block: A Plea to My Brothers in Christ*
My church members would probably be surprised if they knew. But that’s the funny thing about anti-depressants. If you’re happy, that means they’re working. But there’s this rumor going around that if you feel better than you should get off of them.
Why is there so much uncertainty now about when the seasons start? I asked this question, too, of several East Africans I met, and there was almost no variance in the answers I got — “Climate Change.” This unanimity surprised me at first.
I watch them walk away and think how I used to seethe with anger at men like this; men who do such grotesque violence to women and girls to satisfy their own desires and exert their own power. Sometimes I still do. These days I mostly direct my anger at God, who I assume would want to do more than God seems to do to protect all these women from the violence they meet every day […]
When the culture encourages only 50 percent of the population into a profession, the probability is less that those positions will be filled than if 100 percent of the population were exposed to the opportunity…