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Five Biblical Women Every Girl Should Know

Five Biblical Women Every Girl Should Know

Not too long ago, a fellowship ad in our church bulletin caught my eye. It was for what appeared to be an adult version of church camp. I’m talking confidence course, archery, paintball, cool speakers, the works! It looked a-mazing. I whipped out my phone to find the...
Matthew West and the Modesty Debate

Matthew West and the Modesty Debate

In Matthew West’s latest satire song, “Modest is Hottest,” this dad of teen girls is smacked with the realization that his babies aren’t babies anymore. How should his daughters navigate the saucy side of TikTok and the pending arrival of boys at the front door? By...
Confessions of a Former Christian Snowflake

Confessions of a Former Christian Snowflake

Back when most of us were still in diapers, there was a trial that made some buzz on the eastern Tennessee nightly news. A parent had been flipping through her children’s classroom readers when some of the material made her conservative Spidey senses tingle. No, it...
The Original Sexual Revolution

The Original Sexual Revolution

Now I would not be doing my job right if we were to leave our survey of purity culture while it was at its low point because, thank the sweet little baby Jesus, that’s not the end of the story. What we’re needing is the message that 90’s purity culture largely...
What Went Wrong With the 90’s “Purity Culture?”

What Went Wrong With the 90’s “Purity Culture?”

What happens when you turn virginity into an idol? #apologetics #purityculture Click To Tweet Not too long ago, my twitter feed blew up with news articles covering the book-launch ceremony of former pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber.  Normally this sort of thing wouldn’t have...