A Reaction to the Ezer Rising Story

Recently, a small group of people released an article describing abuse that they experienced at the hands of the leaders in a popular social media group for egalitarians called Ezer Rising (ER). The story seems to have come as a shock to many people, especially people who have been friends with the leaders named inContinue reading “A Reaction to the Ezer Rising Story”

No Moore Hiding

I’m looking at the stats for the Alabama vote yesterday. I’m ashamed to see the 80% of white Evangelical Christians voted for Moore. But what is more disturbing to me is that the VAST majority of these people believe that the sexual misconduct allegations against him (which include the sexual assault of a 14 yearContinue reading “No Moore Hiding”

God as Husband in Hosea

Here is this week’s paper for my Old Testament class. As always, I think it could stand to be expanded – there are several points about this passage that I don’t address at all due to the word limit. But I think it’s really important as we read through the prophets to understand that GodContinue reading “God as Husband in Hosea”

Daughter

I write essays each week as part of my seminary studies. Usually they are not related to the topic of this blog, but the one I wrote today ended up being very appropriate. It’s short – we have a strict word limit. I think this essay could stand to be expanded. But I like itContinue reading “Daughter”

Torn Curtains

This is a guest post from my friend Charissa Garver. I have two main concerns with using terms like “soft comp” or saying about couples, “They say they are comp but they are probably egal.” My concerns are: Consent and Christian testimony for Jesus. I cannot think of a single woman I know personally thatContinue reading “Torn Curtains”

CBE International Conference

This past weekend I got to experience the great joy and gift of attending CBE International’s annual conference, this year in Orlando, FL. I was chosen as one of three winners of their student paper contest and I got to read my paper at the conference (which, I learned, will be published probably early nextContinue reading “CBE International Conference”

Idolatry of the penis

This is a Guest Post written by Jean Kamps. Consent is not once. Consent is given over and over and over. A dear friend wrote an article about something that really needed to be said, even though it’s sad it needed to be said and isn’t just known — sexual consent is not given onceContinue reading “Idolatry of the penis”

I Care about Gender Hierarchy Because…

“Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” – Lord Acton We established in my last blog post about this topicĀ (which you will find helpful to read in conjunction with this one, if you haven’t already) that complementarian men have all the practical power in a relationship. What happens in relationships with unequal balancesContinue reading “I Care about Gender Hierarchy Because…”

Love Doesn’t Erase Women

This is a post my friend Ginna Baker and I wrote together, imagined as an interview, based on a Facebook conversation she started.   Nikki: So Ginna, I saw a post on your Facebook page this week asking your friends about their relationship to feminism: “Was there a first moment when you thought, ‘Maybe thoseContinue reading “Love Doesn’t Erase Women”

A Church’s Response to Abuse Part II: The Safety Plan

In response to our post from my friend who was abused, Sara Marie Forrest de Jaimes, a Christian midwife who has extensive experience in helping domestic violence victims, has written this two part series about how churches can respond to abuse. In Part I of this series, Sara offers ideas for how to approach aContinue reading “A Church’s Response to Abuse Part II: The Safety Plan”