Archive for May, 2011

Damage control at Covenant Life Church, pt. 2

Trigger warning for child sex abuse, spousal/domestic abuse, spiritual abuse. Part 1 The problems Josh addresses in his comments (and those he fails to acknowledge) are characteristic of SGM as a whole. A single apology to a single church is inadequate. CLC teachings are funneled to and reproduced at every […]

by × May 30, 2011 × 2 comments

Damage control at Covenant Life Church, pt. 1

I mistakenly scheduled this the post before I was done drafting it – so this post may change pretty dramatically in the next few days. Just FYI! :p Trigger warning for child sex abuse, spiritual abuse. After over two years of mostly ignoring accusations of widespread dysfunction and abuse in […]

by × May 26, 2011 × 17 comments
“Masculinity, a delicate flower”

“Masculinity, a delicate flower”

I laughed when I read the above phrase, the title of a kind of absurd TIME article¬†by Meredith Melnick on masculinity and male gender identity. It so perfectly captures the contradiction at the heart of patriarchal claims about masculinity. According to complementarians, masculinity is all about being strong, aggressive, independent, […]

by × May 9, 2011 × 16 comments