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Gender and hereditary loss of hearing

As Tamie and I continue writing about gender, we’ve had two kinds of experiences. We’ve been encouraged by respectful conversations with others, such as the interaction following On Femininity. Yet we’ve been saddened to meet others who wouldn’t even consider the discussion because it has been so hurtful and offensive […]

Which bridge?

Two of the most controversial and prominent figures in evangelical Christianity are Rob Bell (of NOOMA fame) and Mark Driscoll. Both emphasise the importance of engaging with culture, ‘building bridges’ with unbelievers – both have called their churches ‘Mars Hill’ after Paul’s encounter in Acts 17. Yet they have very […]

On Femininity

Here is what I was going to call a ‘Feminine Manifesto’. (If you haven’t read the introductory post, please do so.) I changed its name because I decided that writing a ‘manifesto’ was a much bigger task than I could undertake here. It’s longer than I wanted it to be […]

The blog convo

I’m starting a blog conversation with Andrew, a fellow Adelaidean.  We’ve each got some similar things on our radars.  I’m preparing for parachurch ministry, so I need to figure out what ‘church’ is in order to ‘para’ it.  Meanwhile, Andrew runs a house church called Serpents and Doves. We’ll pick […]

Wicked Wonderings

Saw Wicked tonight night with Jess, Anna and Arthur. LOVED it! Very moving, had a few teary moments! Here are some very brief thoughts about one of the main themes: acceptance. *SPOILER ALERT* There are a number of touching songs. One of them is Elphaba’s solo “I’m not that girl” […]