Category Archives: Social Issues

Christian women gather in Washington to protest feminism

The idea of women gathering to protest against feminism makes as much sense as vegans marching in support of cheeseburgers, but a group of Christian women recently gathered on the Washington Mall to dance, pray, and protest about a movement … Continue reading

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I confronted my rapist via Facebook

Two years ago today, I had my first paid freelance piece published on xoJane. Two years later, with an unrepentant rapist as president, and allegations of abuse against film executive Harvey Weinstein, this piece is still relevant. There are real … Continue reading

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Relationship deal breakers and mental health

I’ve done a great deal of thinking, journaling, and praying over the question of what my ‘deal breakers’ are when it comes to differences in beliefs. I generally consider myself a tolerant person, or at least I try to be. … Continue reading

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NEW RELEASE: Refocusing My Family by Amber Cantorna

I was so fortunate to have had the opportunity to read early drafts of Amber Cantorna’s new memoir, Refocusing My Family: Coming out, being cast out, and discovering the true love of God. “Refocusing” is a play on the name … Continue reading

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Christians who support Donald Trump have no business criticizing Hugh Hefner

Within hours after Playboy founder Hugh Hefner died on Wednesday, evangelical Christians began writing predictable eulogies about how he exploited women and encouraged immorality. But one glaring hypocrisy ruins the sincerity of their words: Many of these evangelical promoters of … Continue reading

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Tim Kaine can’t care about poor people, because he’s pro-choice

In a recent editorial for Christianity Today, Wheaton College professor Ed Stetzer took Sen. Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton‘s running mate, to task for using the Bible to appeal to Christian compassion. According to Stetzer, one can’t properly care for “the … Continue reading

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Is self-awareness a rarity in evangelical circles?

Facebook’s “On this Day” feature recently reminded me of a conversation in response to one of my older blog posts. That particular blog no longer exists, but the content of the post in question was later republished as this post: … Continue reading

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‘Biblical womanhood’ is not what it seems

If you spent any time immersed in Christian culture, you’ve probably heard the phrases “biblical manhood” and “biblical womanhood.” Sisters Kristen Clark and Bethany Baird of Girl Defined Ministries believe in those godly ideals, and they share advice on their … Continue reading

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The Nashville Statement and ‘noble heresies’

I haven’t weighed in much on the Nashville Statement, save for a few articles I shared that summarize my feelings better than I could. I just didn’t have much to say that hadn’t already been said. But the phrase “noble … Continue reading

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How did Martin Luther King speak without a Xanax?

If you ever wondered what you would have said or done during the Nazi invasion of Germany or the Civil Rights movement, you’re doing it now. That statement, as seen on Twitter, sits at the edge of my thoughts on … Continue reading

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