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”

Poem: My Love Is Like Jesus

My love is like Jesus.Lots of friendsBut no partners;Lots of folks who love me,Believe in meBut no lovers.My love is like Jesus.Topsy-turveyUpside downFull of hope.People say my loveWill never happen,Is unrealistic;Right idea,Wrong time.“Let it go”They advise,“Or someone will get hurt.”My love is like Jesus.Inviting all the wrong peopleMaybe too quick to embrace painMaybe too quickContinue reading “Poem: My Love Is Like Jesus”

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”

Recommended Podcasts: For LGBTQ+ Affirmation

This entry will be updated on occasion with podcast recommendations on LGBTQ+ affirmation. If you prefer to read about such issues, check out my recommended reading list here. Faith and Feminism – LGBTQ+ with Jacquie Alexander interview on one of my favourite podcasts, Faith & Feminism with Jacquie Alexander, a bisexual woman, on herContinue reading “Recommended Podcasts: For LGBTQ+ Affirmation”

Recommended Reading: Books To Read During The Pandemic

Hi all! With the COVID-19 pandemic keeping us all cooped up for much longer than we’d like, I thought I’d share some recommended reading in case you’re looking for some books to pass your time. Literature and FictionThe Muskoka Trilogy by Gabriele Wills (Including Summer Before The Storm, Elusive Dawn, and Under The Moon This seriesContinue reading “Recommended Reading: Books To Read During The Pandemic”

Recommended Reading: Books on Faith, Gender, and Sexuality

Hi all! The intersection of faith, gender, and sexuality has long been an area of interest to me–especially given my fascination with the politics of gender and sexuality that I took several courses in during my university days. I thought I’d put together the most current version of my recommended reading list with notes onContinue reading “Recommended Reading: Books on Faith, Gender, and Sexuality”

Book Review: Romans Disarmed

I recently read Romans Disarmed: Resisting Empire/Demanding Justice by Sylvia C. Kessmaat and Brian J. Walsh. Here are my thoughts on the book. Overall, I was very impressed with it. Modern readers tend to focus on issues of personal salvation and spirituality for a whole host of reasons, and yet that is a distortion ofContinue reading “Book Review: Romans Disarmed”

Book Review: The Kingdom of God Is A Party by Tony Campolo

A few weeks ago in church, my pastor read from the first chapter of Tony Campolo’s book, The Kingdom of God Is A Party. In it, the author tells of an experience in Hawaii where, through an interesting series of events, he ended up organizing a birthday party for a stripper in her late 30sContinue reading “Book Review: The Kingdom of God Is A Party by Tony Campolo”

Book Review: Two Books on Christian Women Leaders In The Early Church

I recently read two books on early Christian women leaders and thought I’d combine the reviews as there was a fair bit of overlap between them. The first book was Crispina and Her Sisters: Women and Authority in Early Christianity by Christine Schenk. Largely based on analysis of tomb and sarcophagi art, the book madeContinue reading “Book Review: Two Books on Christian Women Leaders In The Early Church”

Book Recommendations: Favorite Excerpts from Shameless

I recently read Shameless: A Sexual Reformation by Nadia Bolz-Weber, and it was brilliant. I was impressed by her no-nonsense attitude, her ability to speak truth against the grain, and her incredible wit. I learned later that she was a stand-up comedian at one point in her life which made a lot of sense inContinue reading “Book Recommendations: Favorite Excerpts from Shameless”