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I was looking for a community of like-minded people to have the conversations that I was longing to have in church.

I began blogging as I was looking for a community of like-minded people to have the conversations that I was longing to have in church. I wrote to learn and to connect, never thinking that I would still be going over ten years later! Some of that learning has also involved critiquing contemporary evangelical and church culture, trying to make sense of it all. I’m so blessed by the community I’ve found and the way thoughtful and engaging readers have helped me grow.

New Spaces and What’s Ahead

Blog Archive I was looking for a community of like-minded people to have the conversations that I was longing to have in church. I began blogging as I was looking for a community of like-minded people to have the conversations that I was longing to have in church. I...

He Never Called Her Beautiful

“But do you know, in nineteen years of marriage my husband never once looked into my eyes and told me I was beautiful.” Shannon Harris, The Woman They Wanted Shut the book for a second, Aimee. Hurt with her. Hurt with Shannon. With beautiful Shannon. I went to high...

My Thoughts on Mike Bird’s Thoughts

Photo by cottonbro studio on Pexels.com Mike Bird said that he was keen to hear my thoughts on his latest article, giving advice for egalitarians who find themselves worshipping in complementarian churches for one reason or another. That's the cool thing about Mike—he...

New Spaces and What’s Ahead

Blog Archive I was looking for a community of like-minded people to have the conversations that I was longing to have in church. I began blogging as I was looking for a community of like-minded people to have the conversations that I was longing to have in church. I...

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He Never Called Her Beautiful

“But do you know, in nineteen years of marriage my husband never once looked into my eyes and told me I was beautiful.” Shannon Harris, The Woman They Wanted Shut the book for a second, Aimee. Hurt with her. Hurt with Shannon. With beautiful Shannon. I went to high...

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My Thoughts on Mike Bird’s Thoughts

Photo by cottonbro studio on Pexels.com Mike Bird said that he was keen to hear my thoughts on his latest article, giving advice for egalitarians who find themselves worshipping in complementarian churches for one reason or another. That's the cool thing about Mike—he...

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The Hooded Eye

Photo by Wayne Jackson on Pexels.com Videos keep popping up on my social media apps, tutorials to disguise my hooded eyes. Yes, I’ve noticed them too, in the mornings and in pictures where I’m smiling but something looks different. The hooded eye, they call it. It...

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“I Know What Hides in the Cracks”

“They subtly or even overtly erase the voices of women, of the marginalized of the violence done to us. I’ve read their accounts and I know what is missing. I know what hides in the cracks. I know whether accidentally or on purpose, the gaps they leave gape at me like...

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Drunk on New Wine

A teenager called us to worship yesterday. Pentecost Sunday was also youth Sunday at the church we’ve been attending. The youth decorated the sanctuary, designed the bulletin cover, picked the music, participated in the liturgy, collaborated with the pastor for the...

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Girls and Their Monsters

It’s time to prepare for the summer reads list and Girls and Their Monsters: The Genain Quadruplets and the Making of Madness in America needs to be on it. “One by one they’d come into the world, and in the very same order, they lost touch with it.” Edna. Wilma....

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The Wrong Kind of Naked

Acrylic painting by Haydn Byrd It’s that season of the year when all of the theo-dude bros want to start telling women what they should not wear. Jacob Denhollander has joked that it enters with condemning yoga pants and soon makes its way to the bikini. I’ve seen the...

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Needed: Pastors Able to Tell the Truth

Photo by Lachlan Ross on Pexels.com “At least the sermons are practical…” That was the best thing a friend had to say after a church visit. Is that really a good thing, though?, I responded. Is that what we are getting up early for on Sunday morning and schlepping our...

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