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A Crash Course in Wicca

A Crash Course in Wicca

[For those of you who might be new to my world religion series, the purpose of this series is to help Christians be better informed about others’ beliefs in order to have more productive conversations. As you engage with others on these topics, be sure to do so...
5 Questions Everybody has About “The Chosen”

5 Questions Everybody has About “The Chosen”

So you want to watch The Chosen, but aren’t sure if it’s legit? That was the main question that I had when I first saw The Chosen advertised on my Facebook News Feed. (If you haven’t heard of The Chosen, it’s a multi-season series about the life of Jesus. The first...
Revival or Persecution? Preparing for Revival

Revival or Persecution? Preparing for Revival

Sifting, church. A great sifting is taking place in our ranks. Destructive ideologies are infiltrating the church. Culturally reinforced Christianity is, for the most part, a thing of the past. (Which I’m actually kinda okay with. It’s about time that the only people...
Resisting the Urge to Grow Cold

Resisting the Urge to Grow Cold

I have a good friend and apologist who posted on Facebook the other day. It wasn’t her normal careful, reasoned response. It was angry and belittling — not at all like her. I sent her a private message that said something along the lines of, “I love you, friend! Do...
Genderbread Person Part 3: Biological Sex

Genderbread Person Part 3: Biological Sex

Nothing summarizes our discussion more today than the famous scene from Kindergarten Cop where a little boy respectfully raises his hand to speak and waits to be called upon. His words of wisdom for the class that he so ardently and patiently waited to share? “Boys...
Raising Gender Healthy Kids

Raising Gender Healthy Kids

In our previous blog, we discussed gender expression, where things have gone wonky, and a possible explanation for how we got there. But there weren’t as many practical tips on how to raise your kids to be content in the body they were born in. No sense in...
The Genderbread Person, Part 1: Gender Identity

The Genderbread Person, Part 1: Gender Identity

Forget the muffin man. Do you know the Genderbread Person? If not, you need to—and especially if you have kids. The Genderbread Person is now a commonly used craft for teaching kids (at least those young enough to be interested in anthropomorphic gingerbread cookies)...
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...
Teaching Our Kids to Spot Empty Statements

Teaching Our Kids to Spot Empty Statements

John and I were at the Iowa State Fair this weekend. (My husband loves all the fried food. Calories at the fair don’t count, right?) Among our scheduled stops, we wanted to see a band that advertised itself as a mix between Stomp and Accapella. Sounds cool right? We...