Archive for November, 2010

The Cross and Male Violence

I’m doing some reading for a discussion on different ways in which the masculinity of Jesus is or has been constructed and presented in various Christian contexts.  A couple of the articles I’m reading are about how depictions of Jesus in popular art and other media have been read as […]

by × November 29, 2010 × 3 comments

Strange priorities

Newsweek recently profiled Brian Brown, the president of the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage.  The article presents a very sanitized picture of Brown and his work; it gives the impression that he’s some sort of moderate homophobe, not as hateful or prejudiced as the other guys.  As Jeremy Hooper of […]

by × November 27, 2010 × 3 comments

Joshua Harris’s “Word to Wives,” pt. 2

Part 1 After making his standard disclaimer denying the misogynistic implications of the theology of submission, Harris launches into one of the main points of his sermon, that everyone is called to submit to some human authority, that human authority is ordained by God, and that wifely submission is just […]

by × November 24, 2010 × 4 comments
Mark Driscoll’s “Daddy Christmas Tips”

Mark Driscoll’s “Daddy Christmas Tips”

Christmas is around the corner, which for Mark Driscoll, apparently means yet another opportunity to bully men into being just like him.  Driscoll, an extra unique complementarian snowflake about who’s certain to come up more on this blog, is the senior pastor and bully-in-chief of Mars Hill Church, a Seattle […]

by × November 21, 2010 × 9 comments

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR)

Today is the 12th annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), a day set aside to memorialize and mourn people who have been murdered in the previous year because of anti-transgender bias, and to raise awareness about anti-trans violence and hate crimes. TDOR began as a memorial to honor Rita […]

by × November 20, 2010 × 2 comments
Free will

Free will

Recovering Calvinist/Reformed folks will understand why I love “Freewill” by Rush so much.  Or if prog rock isn’t your thing, you might at least understand why I love the lyrics, posted after the jump. A planet of play things We dance on the strings Of powers we cannot perceive The […]

by × November 12, 2010 × 3 comments

Joshua Harris’s “Word to Wives,” pt. 1

I have both of Joshua Harris’ recent sermons on gender roles transcribed now (that was fun, let me tell you), and I’ll be writing about them in more detail in a series of posts.  These sermons are a fairly representative and comprehensive summary of complementarian theology, and what it means […]

by × November 11, 2010 × 8 comments

Cognitive dissonance and complementarianism

I’ve been transcribing Joshua Harris’s recent sermons on gender roles for the blog.  In reviewing them I’ve been struck again by the frequent disclaimers in both sermons about what submission “doesn’t mean.”  In his first sermon on submission, for example, he begins by clearly stating that the text he’s preaching […]

by × November 10, 2010 × 7 comments

“We are real people, beautiful people”

This post by little light at Questioning Transphobia is a deeply moving, powerful piece on the inhumanity of transphobia and gender normativity.  I highly recommend reading all of it, and re-reading it.  I don’t know how much of it I can quote, but the crux of it is this: It […]

by × November 9, 2010 × 3 comments