Purity culture: The fruit of our “lawish hearts”- A book review

A Culture Born from our "Of Works-ness" I'm listening to Dane Ortlund's audiobook version of Gentle and Lowly- The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers on my commute to and from work. Driving home the other day, the narrator read the title of the 20th chapter, "Our lawish hearts. His lavish heart." And as… Continue reading Purity culture: The fruit of our “lawish hearts”- A book review

confessions of a conflict-avoider

I once lied to my husband and kids about who drank the last cup of coffee. As soon as the words came out of my mouth I thought, "Sheila, you just lied to avoid conflict about coffee." I realized how rediculous it was, lying about coffee. "Eh-hum, I'm sorry guys." The boys were getting ready… Continue reading confessions of a conflict-avoider

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

I am woman

A lot of bad things happen to women because men abuse their power.  And a lot of women use their power to do bad things. And in both cases we have believed a lie about who we are. Lying to women about who they are has been a tactic of evil since the beginning (Genesis… Continue reading I am woman