When it comes to the position of women in complementarian and fundamentalist circles, we think and act a lot less like Christians and a lot more like Romans.
‘Freedom’ is a common and hackneyed word on the lips of so-called ‘Christian nationalists‘.1 It echoes from pulpits. It simmers … More
When Rocky Balboa defeated the juiced Russian monster, Ivan Drago, on his home turf, my young heart was stirred. Vengeance … More
Submission can be painful and humbling. When Steve What’s-His-Name kicked my ass back in the fifth grade, pulling my jacket … More
Be on your guard, they warned me. A new danger was rising, they warned me. Christianity itself was about to … More
Scripture so often champions the poor, powerless and oppressed. But we’re not the poor and we’re not the oppressed; we’re the privileged and affluential.
Sure, there are conspiracies out there. The travesty of hot dogs sold in packs of eight and buns in packs … More
If we aren’t listening [to the New Testament evidence] by now, then I’m forced to wonder if we’re simply unfamiliar with this material, or hopelessly stubborn in our intellectually lazy appeals to the same few proof texts, or spineless because we recognise the power of the biblical evidence, but fear inviting controversy in our churches or jeopardising our own positions of influence. Or some combination of the three.
Eventually, I broke off the love affair with my nation, when I decided it was at odds with my faith. Actually, I just ghosted it until it stopped expecting anything from me.
This is the moment, I guess. Well, not precisely this moment. At the present moment, we’ll pay respects and acknowledge … More