Archive for November 2015

When Evangelicalism wasn’t all bad

Kathy Escobar endorsed my first book, Outside In. I asked her because she is one of my favorite authors. Her book, Down We Go, became a central lens and filter through which I viewed my faith. As a Christian, every conviction had to be tested through Kathy’s admonitions: am I going down in the way…

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Raising Children UnFundamentalist Q&A

We have been having some stimulating conversations over at my new Facebook Group, Raising Children UnFundamentalist, and I thought I would feature some of the best Q&As from the group for blog followers who aren’t there. From this week, I asked, Q: I started reading Faith Shift by Kathy Escobar (which, btw, everyone should go…

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Deal Breakers for Church

I confess I have quite a few deal breakers when it comes to church. For one, egalitarianism is a must. My road to feminism is a slow one. I have always been confident, from my immature pride as a teen girl to an emerging strength of identity as an adult, I feel as though I…

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Life Changers – 11/13/15

I am SUPER EXCITED to launch a brand new Facebook Group titled after my blog series, Raising Children UnFundamentalist. Here is the description for the group: This is a group for Christian parents who are committed to raising their kids in a faith that isn’t hierarchical, controlling and fundamentalist. We are parents who want to see…

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Why Are Religious Children Mean?

Having written extensively on how Christian parents can raise children un-fundamentalist, this article piqued my attention as it made its rounds on the internet: Religious children are meaner than their secular counterparts, study finds. Surveying 1,200 children from Christian, Muslim, and non religious families, the results “robustly demonstrate that children from households identifying as either…

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