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”

Read, Watch & Listen: Recommended Media For Narratives of Blackness

Hi all! I’ve been asking myself, as many of you no doubt have, what I can do in these times of increased vehement discourse about racism and police brutality. A lot of organizations and individuals are doing really great work, sharing links and resources to excellent analyses and causes to donate money towards. My meansContinue reading “Read, Watch & Listen: Recommended Media For Narratives of Blackness”

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 Review: Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister

I recently read Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger by Rebecca Traister, and thought I’d do a review. I’m hoping to start doing book, movie and TV reviews more regularly going forward. The book was quite good, and gave me a lot to think about. It provided some very good history ofContinue reading “Book Review: Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister”

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”

Recommended Reading: In Honour of International Women’s Day

As many know yesterday was International Women’s Day. It coincided nicely with preparation for a small group I am a part of which will be discussing the role of women in the church in the coming weeks. I debated back and forth on what form this post would take and decided, in the end, toContinue reading “Recommended Reading: In Honour of International Women’s Day”