Afraid of Muslims?

Are you afraid of your toddler? Are you afraid of your dog? Are you afraid of Muslims? I say “Muslims” instead of “terrorists” because, as media outlets and Franklin Graham apparently want us to believe, the two words are synonymous. Franklin Graham seems to believe we should be afraid of Muslims and that we are […]

Closing the Confidence Gap

In June The Atlantic published an articled called The Confidence Gap, which cited evidence that women are less self-assured than men. They found that confidence affected success just as much as competence and that women, in general, suffer an acute lack of confidence compared with men. Even female leaders, women at the top of their […]

An Allegory of Faithfulness

It is a tale of grief and restoration, tragedy and redemption. And it is a tale of warning. It is a precious passage of scripture tucked away between woe, condemnation, despair, sacrificing children and graphic imagery of donkeys’ sexual organs. When was the last time you lingered over Ezekiel 16? It is an allegory of […]

The Essence of Womanhood

Older Sister was once told her younger sisters had no fat on their bones and she had just a little bit of fat. Middle Sister’s friends didn’t ask for her school photo, they asked for the photo of Younger Sister. Younger Sister was told by a teacher that she would never be as smart as […]

When Value and Gender Intertwine

“So that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba! Father!’”- Galatians 4:5-6 The idea of being valued by God and adopted like a son, used to sound […]