Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and professional dehumanizer of LGBTQ people, does not approve of my parenting. That’s not hyperbole — Albert Mohler is so concerned about Target’s removal of gender signs in their toy and bedding departments that he took to his podcast yesterday morning to criticize me,… Read More It’s not a mothering problem, Albert Mohler.
Before I get too bogged down in TargetGate news — I’m on SheLoves Magazine this month talking about quitting as a spiritual practice: Quitting dieting was the first step, the hardest. After that it got easier, faster, the rush of it. It was the gateway drug to a lifestyle of quitting. Before I quit, dieting… Read More Local Mom 2: Electric Boogaloo
This week I’m writing alongside some amazing women about our faiths, our feminisms, and the ways that they inform and shape each other. Here is my contribution: —– Earlier this spring I was chatting with my sons about the classes I was taking that semester. “What’s ‘Women in Film’?” one asked. I explained that examining… Read More #FaithFeminisms: Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be “Allies”
Last night I wrote and wrote because I was angry. This morning I woke up, and I packed the kids off to school and got a shower and drank some coffee, and I am still angry. Listen. My relationship with both evangelicalism and my old church is like a relationship with an ex who shares… Read More The morning after
This is the blog post you write because you’re angry. This is the blog post you write because you’re angry at men. And you’re angry at evangelicalism. And especially you’re angry at white, American, evangelical men. You’re angry because today, two days after they announced plans to begin hiring gay, lesbian, and bisexual people (I… Read More Mostly I am yelling.
This is a very comforting book. Beginning straight off in Chapter 1 (“Laws About Mildew and Dragons With Crowns: Why the Bible is such a difficult book to teach”), Peter Enns takes it as a given that for a parent to be able to teach their children about the Bible*, they will first have to… Read More “Telling God’s Story,” Ch. 1: Don’t Panic
We had on-again off-again thunderstorms this afternoon, and at sunset this evening a rainbow arched across our neighborhood, glowing in the sideways sunlight. I was chatting with one of the boys about it while I played with a panorama app on my phone, trying to get a picture of the whole thing. “The rainbow is… Read More Announcing a Book Club! “Telling God’s Story” by Peter Enns, because I don’t know how to teach my kids about God without messing them up