Efforts in Befriending my Body (also, that one time I didn’t shower for 4 days)

I grew up in purity culture (Here's an article that looks helpful after a quick look, for anyone looking for a definition/examples of this). From a very early age in Fundamental Evangelical Christianity, I learned things about my body that I'm still struggling to untangle. This could probably be 100 blog posts. This could probably be the work … Continue reading Efforts in Befriending my Body (also, that one time I didn’t shower for 4 days)

Subtle sexism and a call to pay attention

This week for a class exercise, I was in a group that had to "defend" a position that women should not be in church leadership. The point was to see how different groups use Scripture and tradition to enforce their position, and to note how Quakers have tried to bring equality of leadership to women … Continue reading Subtle sexism and a call to pay attention