last week was a big week for me; after sending our oldest son back to college the week before, we took our daughter to start her freshman year in college in new york city, got our twins started in middle school, and sent our #3 off to florida for a football team adventure. to top […]Read More
* this post is part of the june synchroblog, which was focused on “what is in our invisible knapsack”–the unearned privilege that many carry and how we can participate in changing deeply grooves systems that are built on it. i wrote this post almost exactly a year ago, previously called white privilege, male privilege, straight […]Read More
5 verbs each for equality
verb [vurb] – a word that expresses action or a state of being. i have been traveling in the UK with my daughter for the past week and just returned (amazing trip, extremely grateful). i was so happy to see rachel held evans’ blog series this week on mutuality. she rocks, and i have great […]Read More
power is not like pie.
friday night my amazing & wise & passionate friend pam hogeweide was at the refuge for a really fun event centered on her book unladylike: resisting the injustice of inequality in the church. a listening party, it was a chance for women & men to share stories and process some of these tough issues of […]Read More
unless we're all free, none of us are free.
“freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.“ – martin luther king, jr. most of you know i’m a nut case for equality. you hear me talking a lot about gender equality but that’s just because it’s a critical starting place. when half of the population of the […]Read More
well-behaved women won't change the church
today i have a post up at ed cyzewski’s blog as part of his women in ministry series. it’s called well-behaved women won’t change the church. it was so fun to write this one! here’s a little excerpt: Well-behaved women won’t change the church. We just won’t. Well-behaved women will keep the wheels spinning on […]Read More
replacing the "f" word with the "d" word (no, not those ones!)
* this post is part of the monthly synchroblog, different bloggers writing on the same topic. this month’s topic is around gender equality, an issue near and dear to my heart. check out the link list at the bottom of this post to read the other posts (i’ll add more as they come in). * […]Read More
10 reasons why i'm an advocate for women's liberation
yesterday was international women’s day. and like usual, i’m always a little late to the party. some people think i’m a broken record when it comes to women’s equality. i’m glad. i want to use my voice & hands & feet in any small ways i can to shift the tides of inequality & injustice […]Read More
i have a black thumb. like if anything green enters my house–plants, flowers, yes even cactuses, within a week or two they are completely dead. it is funny to me that i ended up with this imagery from my post 2 weeks ago–plant new trees. i was amazed by how so many resonated with it […]Read More
plant new trees.
“then God said, “let us make human beings in our image, to be like us.” – genesis 1:26, NLT this past week i saw a flurry of facebook posts about john piper’s latest words about masculine christianity. i am pretty out of the blog-reading circuit because there are only so many hours in the day […]Read More