No Matter What Patriarchy Says – You Are Not Junk

No Matter What Patriarchy Says – You Are Not Junk

One of the most dangerous myths in church is that women are utterly broken and unredeemable. Junk. Sure, grace covers all of our sins, but yet we are still women who are responsible for the fall of mankind. And therefore we still need authority over us to protect us from ourselves. Basically, the myth says we are savable, but not redeemable in God’s eyes. We never get to go back to that pre-fall intimacy with God. Unless we have a male authority figure guiding us there, of course. First of all, that’s total heresy. The only thing we need to access God is Jesus. Second of all, it exists to allow men to take power that never belonged to them.

10 Ways to Be a Better Christian Leader (Without Losing Yourself in Toxic Religious Culture)

10 Ways to Be a Better Christian Leader (Without Losing Yourself in Toxic Religious Culture)

Being a Christian leader is hard… But leading with a constant onslaught of toxic religious culture and patriarchal beliefs in your face makes leading even harder. It’s downright exhausting. ALL Christians are called to be leaders no matter how tough the road. If you ever struggle with your role as a Christian leader, take comfort in knowing that you aren’t alone. Give yourself grace and know that there are things you can do to help you on your journey. I hope this list of my top 10 ways to be a better Christian leader will help if you’re feeling stuck!

Sometimes You Have to Leave the Church to Find God

Sometimes You Have to Leave the Church to Find God

I think it’s important to get really honest about how faith isn’t always comfortable, Sometimes spiritual growth really challenges us and there’s a lot of work to be done. It’s unrealistic to expect that every day Christian community will be all shiny happy people-ish. 

This conversation is focusing on much deeper pain than the normal ups and downs. 

We are talking about the church hurts that have nothing to do wit God. Things like physical, emotional, spiritual and sexual abuse at the hands of church leadership. Or church sanctioned racism, nationalism, xenophobia, gender bias and homophobia that teaches some neighbors are less worthy of our love.

Sometimes you have to take a step back from church when what is being preached and modeled by leadership ties legalism, racism, and hate to “being a good Christian”.

Ravi Zacharias is Not An Anomaly, He’s The Very Common Fruit of the Toxic Religious Tree We Have Been Watering for Centuries.

Ravi Zacharias is Not An Anomaly, He’s The Very Common Fruit of the Toxic Religious Tree We Have Been Watering for Centuries.

The recently uncovered Ravi Zacharais abuse scandal is not a unique, once-in-a-lifetime case. Sadly, it is just one example in a long line of ongoing systems of abuse in the church. And as long as the the church continues to prioritize the success and protection of abusers over the safety, validity, and rights of victims, this will continue to happen. But the church can, and has to, do better. Read more to see how the abuse was allowed to happen, what could have been done differently, and signs of abuse to watch for in our churches and organizations.

Are You Making Peace or Encouraging Toxic Behavior?

Are You Making Peace or Encouraging Toxic Behavior?

Years and years of toxic religious culture and patriarchal conditioning have led many women to believe that being a peacemaker means refusing to argue. Refusing to engage in any and all forms of conflict. Or even bending over backward to make sure that others are comfortable, even in situations where they are in the wrong. However, this type of thinking actually tends to cause more harm than good, both in our own lives and in the lives of others.

Israel Pack: A Subscription Box from the Holy Land

Israel Pack: A Subscription Box from the Holy Land

Israel Pack is a unique monthly subscription box with organic and handmade products made by local farmers and artisans.
The box is something very different from the subscription boxes you are used to. It’s not just a random collection of items, every box has a creative theme that ties all the items together. Their team believes that the best way to learn about the Holy Land culture is to actually experience it
I recently did an unboxing video on my Facebook page. You can check it out here!

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