When my second cousin was four years old and he would get upset, he would pout and furrow his forehead the best he could and say, “I am mad-at-you-sad-at-you.” I would try my best to take him seriously and validate his feelings by not smiling or laughing. Today, I am definitely not smiling or laughing … Continue reading Angry Conversations with God
What I Know For Sure: 50 Lessons Life Has Taught Me (Part I) What I Know For Sure: 50 Lessons Life Has Taught Me (Part II) Here’s Part III in our ten-part series of life lessons I have learned in my short time on earth. I had so much to say about this topic that … Continue reading What I Know For Sure: 50 Lessons Life Has Taught Me (Part III)
I’ve had this post in the works for some time now, but I was reticent in posting it because I thought it could be ill-received, especially given its timing (summer = wedding season). But I’ve finally wrest it from my pride and I think I can say, like Nadia Bolz-Weber, that I’m writing from a scar … Continue reading How to Be Happy for Others While You Are Hurting Yourself
I’ve often wondered why God put Adam to sleep (Gen 2:21). To say that He needed to perform sanctified surgery on Adam like a Surgeon making an incision into an anesthetized body seemed too simple an answer for me. So I decided to investigate. Continue reading Why Did God Put Adam to Sleep?
Originally posted on The Forum on Women, Religion, Violence & Power:
The church can play a vital role in advancing the rights of women and girls. (Photo credit: The Carter Center) By Mimi Haddad Dr. Mimi Haddad furthers the discussion of religions’ role in disenfranchising women. She uses her background as a Christian… Continue reading Christian Complicity in the Suffering of Girls and Women