Category Archives: theology

A letter to our sisters, on biblical womanhood in heavenly places

Yesterday Julie Anne at Spiritual Sounding posted this response to an article at cbmw.org.  That’s the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, the flagship organization for complementarian theology.  I was alarmed by the excerpts in Julie Anne’s piece, so I … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid of Halloween?

(This is one of the first posts I ever wrote, for Civil Religion.  As I’ve started to see a few anti-Halloween items show up in my Facebook feed, I thought it might be time to share it again.) 10-26-09 When … Continue reading

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Talking back to patriarchy, part 3: It all comes down to authority

“But saints are those who are obliged to come to terms with authority structures which come from the hand of God.” – Sarah Faith Schlissel, “Daddy’s Girl” Consider the case of Sarah Faith Schlissel.  The quote above, offering a definition … Continue reading

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Talking back to patriarchy, part 2: Watch your language!

Complementarian, egalitarian, Christian feminist, biblical patriarchy…do you automatically attach negative connotations to any of those words?  Or positive?  Do any of them sound hopelessly arcane, or jargony?  I tossed around all of those terms in my last post and I … Continue reading

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Talking back to patriarchy

Last week I had the great pleasure of joining a group of Cornerstone friends in Indianapolis.  We decided that the end of the fest didn’t have to be the end of us, and so we had an Imaginarium Meetup, organized … Continue reading

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Tragedy, Twitter and Teachable Moments

A note of correction before we go further:  This post was initially written based on incomplete information, having seen multiple reports that John Piper tweeted Job 1:19, in isolation.  That was incorrect.  He immediately followed that tweet with another, posting … Continue reading

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For Self-examination: Why do I poke the hornet’s nest?

A homeschooling friend posted this link to Facebook without comment.  The gist of the article from the Atlantic is that more Christian homeschoolers are asking for “mainstream science in their children’s curricula”.  Another friend shared the link but commented that … Continue reading

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