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

Egalitarianism, Equality, Race Issues in the Church, Stories and Testimonies, Women of Color, Women of the Bible

The Lonely Journey: My Search to Find Women of Color in the Bible

The Bible is the mirror image we are to look in daily to be reminded who we are and whose we are. It is crucial that our leaders look into this mirror and tell us ALL of what they see. Because these stories are the DNA and legacy the next generation of world Christians will be carrying. I desire the greater church to find their inheritance and identity in Christ more than I was ever given opportunity, as a young woman of color, throughout my biblical pursuit and training. In order to do that, I believe church leaders will need to see themselves as the appointed Storytellers they are. Telling the full story of Jesus that includes women who bore many colors.

Biblical Marriage, Egalitarianism, For the Men, husband, marriage, Patriarchy, Uncategorized

Equality in Marriage: An Unexpected Ramification

I’d like to talk today about one ramification of equality in marriage that may not come easily to many men coming out of a traditional gender role environment. I’ve certainly had to learn this lesson the hard way, and I’m not even going to pretend to have arrived at a state of enlightenment here – more like a daily war of attrition with laziness. I don’t want to project too much, so I’ll talk to myself here, and maybe folks can follow along if they see themselves in my monologue.

Church Leadership, Equality, Ministry, Patriarchy, Uncategorized

Women Pastors: The Issue with Respect and Honor

Today I'd like to share some experiences of my own to shed some light on how sometimes women pastors are not treated the same as male pastors. If you are also a woman leader, I would encourage you to share your own stories in the comments below.

Marriage Monday, Stories and Testimonies

#MarriageMonday: My Journey Into Egalitarianism

I’ve shared bits and pieces of my own personal story here and why I’m so passionate about spreading the dangers of complementarianism. My husband and I went through a very, very dark period of 5 years. We had always functioned as a team. And then, because of complementarianism in our lives (we had no idea… Continue reading #MarriageMonday: My Journey Into Egalitarianism