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
In October we will be hosting 16 "Meet Ups" across the United States, Toronto, and Scotland! We hope that you will consider coming out and joining us for an afternoon of coffee and conversation! Ezer Rising Meet Ups will be a great time to meet the people in our online community! We will have a… Continue reading Ezer Rising: Coming to 16 Cities/3 Countries in October! #EzerRisingMeetUps
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
Guest Post by Julie Meyer Taylor I spent the first twenty or so years of my life in an intensive study of the Bible. I attended Christian school where I memorized Bible verses every week, sang hymns every day, and read the Bible as part of our language arts curriculum. My parents read Bible passages at dinner and Bible stories at bedtime. I… Continue reading From Intuition to Conviction: My Life as An Egalitarian – One Woman’s Journey
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
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?
Gilderoy Lockhart was immodest - drawing attention to his glory in ways that excluded others. Moses and Jesus however, showed modesty: veiling their glory.