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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...

Christmas & Why We Call God “Father”

Christmas is a good time to talk about why we don’t call God, “Mother.” We know that God is a Spirit, not male or female. And yet we use Father/Son language, “him” language. Even though we see some maternal language associated with God, we privilege the paternal...

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God Is With Her

This Christmas has me reflecting on Levitical purity laws. I’ve never heard a sermon on Leviticus 12 or Leviticus 15. Maybe you have. There is a lot to work through there. Just looking at chapter 12, we have the uncomfortableness of the language, the meaning behind...

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Why Complementarians Can’t Listen

Photo by Denis Komarov on Pexels.com Chris Davis wrote a moving and humble piece for Christianity Today, A Southern Baptist Pastor’s Plea: Please Listen. It’s a reflection after the whole Johnny Hunt debacle. You know, the latest “Christian” catastrophe where the once...

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Our Storied Selves

Photo by Suzy Hazelwood on Pexels.com How are you? Perhaps the more fitting question is who are you? What story are you telling yourself about what kind of person you are, how you’ve become so, what your desires are, who you love, and how it is all holding together?...

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Am I Moving Further From the Truth?

Photo by Bouafia Tadj Eddin on Pexels.com It’s been a week. I accepted an invitation to preach on the Song of Songs to a wonderful Evangelical Presbyterian Church congregation. I was met with much hospitality, encouragement, and engagement there. And for that, I am...

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When Your Faith is Challenged

Photo by Arantxa Treva on Pexels.com A Meditation on Song of Songs 2:15-17 Everything was beautiful in the real life that we meditated on last. We ended with the man beckoning the woman’s voice and wanting to gaze face to face. All that goodness may make her response...

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A Meditation on Real Life

Photo by RODNAE Productions on Pexels.com A Mediation on Song of Songs 2:8-14 Sometimes Christianity doesn’t seem real. We can say something profound about it like, God is preparing our souls for love. But it doesn’t feel like it most of the time. It feels like I am a...

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An OPC Answer to Misogyny in the Church?…

In the summer of 2020, a website pulled the veil back on what many church officers in Reformed denominations were saying about women (and also other minorities, but I’m focusing on women in this post). Its administrators were officers in the OPC. They were...

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