In the past two years I have continually asked myself what would Benjamin Titus Roberts, Clara Wetherald, Ida Gage, Marriet Hardy Freeland or other early Free … Continue reading The New Manifesto
In John 15 (v.18-27) Jesus begins to tell his disciples he will be leaving them soon but giving them “The Advocate” AKA the Holy Spirit. He … Continue reading Exchanging Faith for Fear
* Note I come from the Wesleyan tradition and this is written from a Wesleyan perspective* I used to believe that it was possible to change … Continue reading If it Says Christian it Must Be Okay
Growing up in conservative Christian culture it has taken me over 10 years to shed my fears of what people think to be who I really am. Continue reading No Chains
In the past year more than ever it’s become clear that the Duggars’ show 19 Kids and Counting might be just another extreme religious sideshow for TLC, but for the Duggars it’s a way to share their worldviews with … Continue reading The Duggars Take Christian Patriarchy Ideas Mainstream
In 2015 I had the chance to present my research on The Above Rubies organization at the National Communication Association Conference. I’m thrilled I’ve also recently had a chance to speak to journalist Sarah Stankorb from Good magazine about my research on Nancy Campbell … Continue reading “You’re Supposed to Be An Army for God”
“Mom and Dad, why do I have to dress up on Sunday?” “Because it’s the Lord’s Day, and we want to look our best for him.” Does this advice ring a bell with anyone else? I heard this constantly growing … Continue reading Wear Your Sunday Best- Really? Rethinking Sunday Fashion
On Oct. 9, 2012, Malala Yousafzi was shot by the Taliban on her way home from school. A sixteen year-old girl passionate about her right to an education, she was shot for pursuing equal opportunities for boys and girls. Malala’s … Continue reading Women & Religious Fundamentalism: Rhetorical Differences between Christian Patriarchy & The Taliban?
Biblical masculinity isn’t a new trend in Christian culture, but it has been gaining a lot more attention recently. The success of the Sherwood Brothers film Courageous, which gained mainstream media attention and focused on fathers taking a “courageous” stand … Continue reading Mark & Grace Driscoll: Real Marriage or Real Oppression?
The 2015 Free Methodist General Conference is now a year away, and if you’re planning to attend it’s time to be a good steward of your money and start budgeting for this trip. Believe me, this is not going … Continue reading The Real Financial Cost of GC 2015- Start Budgeting