Posts tagged christianity today
God in the Box: The Marginalized Are Not Objects For Your Consumptive Compassion

Perhaps, as a creature of God created lovingly and wonderfully by God’s own hand, I exist not as a lesson to white men to conform more to their conservatism, but as a human being in my own right. Perhaps your compassion is not what we need, but rather your imagination – that we may be people, our own, beloved by a God who knows us an created us, instead of merely a two dimensional image of a flattened God of your own design.

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Breaking News: White American Christians Still Racist

What Christianity Today is doing in arguing that 2 billion Christians equals 2 billion votes against same-sex marriage is reenacting the colonist efforts we should be disowning. It is using the bodies of brown and black peoples, still suffering under a legacy of colonialism, in its white-oriented battles. 

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When Women Will Not Be Silenced

Over the last week, women online demonstrated more leadership than the editors of Leadership Journal probably thought possible. Our diverse perspectives, the stories and experience we brought to bear, and unwillingness to accept non-apologies as “good enough” brought the president of a behemoth evangelical magazine to our table, to hear our concerns, and to apologize. Women did this.

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Rewriting History: The Problem with a Flattened Narrative

The voices we choose to represent history also allow us to rewrite that history. And it is no surprise that the narratives we tell about peoples’ journeys often deny them their own voices. Miller could have chosen to talk about Anne Lamott, Phyllis Tickle, or any number of major female voices from ten years ago. But he didn’t, because such a piece would require an in-depth discussion of how the evangelical church has failed women. By selecting only white men, Miller gets to ignore the mass of new theologies and new discussions that are happening outside the walls of the evangelical church.

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Let's Talk About S-E-X: Women, Porn, and The Real World

In other words, if you are going to watch porn, you need to be careful which porn you choose and do so in a mature, healthy fashion. Yes, I believe it is possible to view porn in a healthy manner, just as I believe it is possible to view violent movies in a healthy manner. All things in moderation, as it were.

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