Book Review: Humankind by Rutger Bergman

I recently read Humankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bergman, and I highly recommend giving it a read! This book is about the power of assuming the good in people, and of being kind and cooperative. Bergman masterfully looks into latest understanding of human evolution, the vast trends of history, and more recent psychological andContinue reading “Book Review: Humankind by Rutger Bergman”

Book Review: The Wisdom Of Your Body by Hillary McBride

I recently read The Wisdom of Your Body: Finding Healing, Wholeness, and Connection through Embodied Living by Dr. Hillary McBride and I wholeheartedly recommend you all do too! The author is well-known in more progressive Christian spaces as a long-time part of the Liturgists podcast; she is a registered psychologist and counselor based out ofContinue reading “Book Review: The Wisdom Of Your Body by Hillary McBride”

Review: Burnout by Emily and Amelia Nagoski

I recently read Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily and Amelia Nagoski. I highly recommend giving this one a read! These identical twin sisters make a potent authorial team. They present the science of the stress cycle in an accessible manner, highlight the importance of the body in completing the stressContinue reading “Review: Burnout by Emily and Amelia Nagoski”

Book Reviews: Ace, Come As You Are, and I Love Jesus But I Want To Die

Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society and the Meaning of Sex by Angela Chen This book was recommended to me by a friend and is well-worth the read! The author identifies as an asexual and does a good job of both summarizing the diversity in the asexual and aromantic communities, as well as pointingContinue reading “Book Reviews: Ace, Come As You Are, and I Love Jesus But I Want To Die”

Book Reviews: Life In Medieval Europe and Exercised

Hi all! Time for another couple of book reviews! Life in Medieval Europe: Fact and Fiction by Daniele Cybulskie An excellent and accessible read! I highly recommend this book for anyone wanting to get an insight into the lives of the more common folks in Medieval Europe. There’s some really good points about divide betweenContinue reading “Book Reviews: Life In Medieval Europe and Exercised”

Book Review: The Making of Biblical Womanhood by Beth Allison Barr

Yesterday, saw the release of a book I’ve been looking forward to for a while now: The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How The Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth by Beth Allsion Barr. I bought and read this book yesterday as soon as it was released and I highly recommend it! Barr masterfully draws onContinue reading “Book Review: The Making of Biblical Womanhood by Beth Allison Barr”

Book Review: The Great Sex Rescue by Sheile Wray Gregoire

I recently read the newly released book The Great Sex Rescue: The Lies You’ve Been Taught and How to Recover What God Intended by Sheila Wray Gregoire, Rebecca Gregoire Lindenbach, et al. The book is written out of an evangelical, purity culture context, and surveys over 20,000 women across several Christian denominations to get itsContinue reading “Book Review: The Great Sex Rescue by Sheile Wray Gregoire”

Real Allyship or Cynical Ploy: On Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm’s Modern Politics

During the recent Black Lives Matter protests in the spring and summer of 2020, actor John Boyega made headlines by bluntly stating that Lucasfilm and Disney mismanaged the Star Wars sequel trilogy, especially in its portrayal of actors of colour like Boyega himself and his co-star Kelly Marie Tran. More recently, the news broke thatContinue reading “Real Allyship or Cynical Ploy: On Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm’s Modern Politics”

The Good Lessons of Wonder Woman 1984

Beware of spoilers below ************************************************************************************************** I’ve been seeing a lot of criticism of the newly released Wonder Woman 1984 and frankly it has me puzzled. Granted that I tend to be easily pleased when it comes to cinema, and as long as it’s a fun ride I’m generally happy, but WW84 seemed to have someContinue reading “The Good Lessons of Wonder Woman 1984”

Gnosticism vs. The Canon: A Comparison

I’ve been doing a lot of reading on a diverse number of topics during this pandemic and I found this little gem, the other day: A New New Testament: A Bible for the Twenty-first Century Combining Traditional and Newly Discovered Texts edited by Hal Taussig. I’ve long wanted to read the Gnostic Gospels to see whyContinue reading “Gnosticism vs. The Canon: A Comparison”