What Kind of World? A Brief Review of Ride, Sally, Ride & Where the Crawdads Sing
Twitter told me “Ride, Sally, Ride” was an abomination and “Where the Crawdads Sing” was a moving, beautiful, sad tale that might need to be required reading. So I read both and was surprised by all of it.
Warfare Worship & Unbothered Christianity
Page CXVI’s new album removes references to God as Father, using “Mother” instead…..just in case you thought there isn’t a culture war going on in our churches, or feminism was a nice pet tiger, or androgynous approaches to discipleship are confessional.
The Women’s Bible vs. Your Devotional Bible
In her newest book, Aimee Byrd discusses separate Bibles for men and women. She did not discuss the only separately gendered Bible I’m aware of—the satanic Women’s Bible—so I’m here to tell you a little bit about it!
Christians and Antiracism
Conversation framing is a powerful tool, and it is high time that we all took note of it. We are watching as more and more Christians pick up the newspeak of our time. I wanted to take a second to put in writing for you what it means to be “antiracist”. You might be a mere commoner, like me, who would naturally assume that to be “anti-racist” means to be “against racism”. Darling, it’s 2020.
Summer Recommends, November Edition
Enjoy this list of things Summer recommends you read, watch, listen to, and generally be informed about.
What To Do When the Church Can’t Handle You
A popular evangelical author recently posted a rather lengthy thread explaining how heartbreaking it is for her to leave her husband and kids behind for work. She said her situation is largely because the church—a 2,000 year old institution led by God—just doesn’t know what to do with a woman of her skill set. Let’s think about this for a minute.
Sex, Gender, & Fire Alarms
This mind-body split is the crux of the transgender argument. Referring to one’s physical nature as their “sex” and one’s internal feelings as their “gender” is a necessary for understanding transgender ideology on its own terms. But let’s move along, because there’s nothing to see here.
The God That Hung Jupiter Is My King
Jesus is not some wimpy maybe-savior who’s gently knocking on the door of your heart asking if He can come in. He is the reason your heart is beating. He’s the reason hearts exist. He came up with that idea. Jesus is our King. He deserves all of our worship.
Feminism is Unbelief
Feminism is not a particularly tricky form of unbelief—it’s regular, old unbelief. It gives the appearance of being rather benign. It whispers to us in ASMR-like tones. It tells us it is not against us, it is for us. It suggests that we can be free from the drudgery of obedience to God’s design.
The Very Neutral, Totally Casual Gillette Ad
This ad, like every piece of media you consume, has an angle. It has a starting point. It has a foundation. Stop trying to find ways to make the media you consume neutral. Nothing is neutral. There is an agenda, and when you turn a blind eye to its agenda in order to be seen as “reasonable” by the world, you help advance said agenda.
Final Thoughts on “Girl, Wash Your Face”
By now you have either read this book, or read one million reviews of the book. Now that I’ve read it, what advice would I give to someone thinking about reading it or who has read it and knows Christ?
Summer Reviews “Girl, Wash Your Face” (Part 2)
Welcome back! Let’s talk about what really makes us happy and how sexual sin is soul-crushing, so get in a local church!
Summer Reviews “Girl, Wash Your Face” (Part One)
Summer is cracking open the ever-popular in all kind of surprising circles book, “Girl, Wash Your Face”. This is part one.
The Vice of Victimhood as Virtue
In the world’s economy, victimhood endows a sense of virtue that cannot be questioned. In Christ’s economy, we understand that we are defined by his victory over sin and death on our behalf. Which do you choose to live by?
Almost: an addendum since releasing this episode
Because of multiple requests, pleas, and somewhat pushy demands (it’s okay, I liked your moxie), Joy and I decided we would answer the question: “What do y’all think of the IF: Gathering?” In this follow-up article, we address concerns that have been brought up since that recording.