A couple of months ago, Beth Moore posted an open letter to “[our] Brothers In Christ”, shedding light on her experiences as a woman in vocational ministry–particularly her experiences of misogyny and even discrimination. I encourage you to read it (link above). I have no doubt that each paragraph is painstakingly crafted; each word carefully chosen. I would do a disservice to you and to her if I tried to summarize it here.
What I want to take a moment to explore with you is the little part she quickly breezed past in her letter: the reason she stayed silent. Continue reading “What She Didn’t Say”
The following comment was made on my Facebook post where I shared last week’s blog entry. I felt the commenter’s thought (and my response) a worthwhile addition to the original post. But, as I continued to write, I began to realize that I needed more than just a few lines to respond, and therefore it might be more worthwhile to offer my thoughts as a separate post. Please know this commenter is a personal friend of mine, and I value the thoughtful responses of all my friends. His comment challenged me to clarify my thoughts in some areas, and expound my position in others, and I am grateful that he (and you) took the time to read.
Commenter: ” ‘It is almost as if she is suggesting that men are without sinful nature’ I read the original and didn’t get that vibe at all from her post. Her blog was from her POV. She didn’t go into her husbands challenges or process of change. May be because that story wasn’t hers to tell. “almost as if” is a pretty big assumption. Continue reading “Further Dialog on the blog by Lori Alexander (of debt-free-virgin fame)”
Last week a woman’s blog post went viral, making some corners of the internet pretty much lose their minds. The post entitled “Men prefer debt-free virgins without tattoos” started showing up in debates and discussions all over my social media, shortly after it was published. People were buzzing, and it garnered attention from writers in and outside of Christian circles. Maybe you saw it too?
Continue reading “A response to “Debt-free virgins without tattoos””