#Comptradictions. Gary Thomas, Part 1

#Comptradictions is my blog series with Ezer Rising, where we examine the promises of complementarian theology, and then examine the fruit that it actually produces. One of the hardest, most humbling lessons for me to learn, is that Christian authors are not in authority over me.  A book that I see in Lifeway, or advertised

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Why I Cringed at Star Trek Beyond

I didn’t want to cringe.  Even though my husband said, “This movie’s going to be awful.  It’s the Fast and Furious guy! How can it be Star Trek?” I still believed in Simon Pegg. I also believed that Justin Lin was unfairly pigeon holed as a hack, and we should give him a chance.  I

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Why Davey Blackburn’s Church Culture is Toxic

[Potentially triggering graphics and themes ahead.] I won’t comment on whether or not Davey Blackburn is involved in his wife’s shooting death or not. That’s the job of the investigators and the court system. However, as a spiritual abuse blogger, I must say this: Rev. Davey Blackburn has used this tragedy to show us why

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Three Bizarre Things I Learned About Eating Disorders: Part 1

Thank you all for the support you’ve shown for my daughter as she recovers from an eating disorder. As we’ve struggled through her treatment, we’ve discovered how much bad information circulates through the media about this devastating condition.  I wanted to share three things that shocked us, in the hope that we can equip some

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