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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Recently I asked where the women are who can exegete the Bible and apply it in the real world. Since then, I’ve discovered that Resurgence (aka Mars Hill Church) have a women’s ministry. While it’s difficult to find on the internet, it is there! You can see an interview with […]
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 […]
…Well, I’d like to think! It’s a bit keen for a holiday reading list, but here are some of the books I’ve picked up recently.
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” […]