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”

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 topic¬†(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…”

It’s my orgasm, not his [part 2]

This post is a guest post written by Jean Kamps. It is the second part of its title. To catch up on the discussion, see part 1. I see four glaring red lights flashing in Jasmine’s story, three things that we, the Body of Christ Himself, need to take into consideration if we are toContinue reading “It’s my orgasm, not his [part 2]”

How Equality Changed my Religion

My family/clan came out last week with the news that we have left our conservative evangelical denominations and become convinced Quakers — and we are gathering together to be a new little church! And nothing could possibly have surprised us more. Since we moved to Mexico, we’ve been searching for a church home. We wentContinue reading “How Equality Changed my Religion”

5 things every married man should stop obsessing over around single women

¬† This is a guest post written by Jean Kamps. I recently read an article that really rose my hackles. It’s not that this article was in itself overtly offensive, but that it came as the final feather that woke the sleeping giant. I keep coming across these and very similar views regarding Christian purity,Continue reading “5 things every married man should stop obsessing over around single women”

Practically Parenting Our Equals: Discipline

Truth As I said in the introductory post to this series, because we believe that our children are on their own individual journeys with God, we do not punish them. In a way, parents prepare their children for relationship with God – children who had very terrible relationships with their fathers, for example, often struggleContinue reading “Practically Parenting Our Equals: Discipline”

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”