Church Leadership, Ministry, Women of Color, Race Issues in the Church, social justice

Church, Why Are You Afraid of Racism?

  Church! We just saw white men who are self-proclaimed Christian Nazis and KKK members carrying tiki torches, marching and instilling fear into Virginia, and we did nothing. Not one thing did we do to care for the people who were and are affected by it. Not one thing did we do to edify or… Continue reading Church, Why Are You Afraid of Racism?

Biblical Marriage, Equality, husband, marriage, Uncategorized

Honoring vs Empowering

Empowerment used to be a weird word for me. It stood for what I saw as weak, limp-wristed, feminine, self-help hype teachers, usually visible to me through cheesy, insipid memes that meant nothing to me. I’m a man, dangit, I don’t need none of that cheerleading stuff! I got a perfectly good, worn-in set of… Continue reading Honoring vs Empowering

Equality, Modesty, Uncategorized, women's issues

Modesty 101: How codes are practised illustrate culture and values

By Christine Woolgar When I started this series on modesty, I honestly wasn’t expecting it to be so loaded with illustrations from Harry Potter. But I keep coming back to these books because J.K. Rowling has a particular talent for illustrating realities in tangible ways. It means she offers a way for readers to identify… Continue reading Modesty 101: How codes are practised illustrate culture and values

Uncategorized

What God Really Cares About

A few months back, a gentleman on Twitter, in the course of an argument with an egalitarian, posited with a note of accusation that, essentially, egalitarians wouldn't approach the doctrine of the Trinity with the same flippancy towards the plain words of scripture as they do with the passages relating to gender roles. That buzzed… Continue reading What God Really Cares About

Modesty, Uncategorized

Modesty 101: Are dress codes helpful or harmful?

by Christine Woolgar   It might have escaped your notice, but Hogwarts has a dress code. In having a uniform, Hogwarts’ follows mainstream practice in UK primary and secondary schools (that is, those for pupils up to the age of 16). Uniforms certainly differ, but regardless of how a school is funded, they all have… Continue reading Modesty 101: Are dress codes helpful or harmful?

Biblical Marriage, complementarianism, Comptradictions, Egalitarianism

Focusing on Your Role is Not Enough

Has anyone else heard from complementarians that it's not the husband's job to make his wife submit to him, that he's just to lead with following Christ and a godly wife will follow? A godly wife will decide what submission to her husband means. The husband doesn’t tell the wife how to submit, and the… Continue reading Focusing on Your Role is Not Enough

complementarianism, Egalitarianism, Marriage Monday

Complementarian and Egalitarian: What Does It All Mean?

On Ezer Rising, we talk a lot about two words that may, or may not, be new or unfamiliar to you. Maybe you have heard them but have no clue what they actually mean. We want to clarify and define the words "Egalitarian" and "Complementarian" for you and help you understand what we mean when… Continue reading Complementarian and Egalitarian: What Does It All Mean?