The back gate the Church has left open for predators

My german shepherd Lukas has different barks for different things. One of his barks is very aggressive and intimidating. His body lunges, his teeth shows, he barks from his chest. That's the, "there's a predator" bark. At 5 am this morning, Lukas let out an incessant "there's a predator" bark. I shot up off the… Continue reading The back gate the Church has left open for predators

Sexism, objectification of women and enabling abuse is not just an SBC problem

The problem of sexism and enabling abuse is not only a Southern Baptist Church problem.  It's a culture problem. I don't know Paige Patterson.  I've only been acquainted with the Southern Baptist Convention and a member of a Southern Baptist church (that I love) for about a year.  I didn't grow up in a Baptist church… Continue reading Sexism, objectification of women and enabling abuse is not just an SBC problem

The needy in the American Church won’t always be forgotten: Meditation on Psalm 9

When I was pregnant I noticed everyone who was pregnant. When I had a 1969 Volkswagen bug, I noticed everyone with a classic Bug.  And today, when the fire in my belly is still burning from the issue of abuse and the message Christian leaders like Paige Patterson send women, I'm noticing every message in… Continue reading The needy in the American Church won’t always be forgotten: Meditation on Psalm 9

Messages women need to hear from leading men in the conservative evangelical Church

Statements from the president of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Paige Patterson,  have stirred up a dark message I heard as a young girl and still hear as a 43 year old woman in the conservative evangelical American church. The message goes something like this: Being a Christ-like means being passive, quiet, soft-spoken...don't upset the apple… Continue reading Messages women need to hear from leading men in the conservative evangelical Church