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Recapping the Mars Hill Documentary: Love of money

Recapping the Mars Hill Documentary: Love of money

I’ve noticed for some time that Mark Driscoll is at least as obsessed with money as he is with sex and gender roles – and further, his obsession with money is directly connected to his preoccupations with sex and proper gender roles.

by × December 31, 2011 × 8 comments
Mars Hill: gender, race, sex, and cults of personality

Mars Hill: gender, race, sex, and cults of personality

So Mark Driscoll’s Mars Hill Church made a documentary… about themselves. Specifically, about the history of the church and how it came to be where it is today. The full documentary is online: God’s Work, Our Witness. Quite the title.

by × December 14, 2011 × 23 comments

Gender, race, and the cult of true womanhood, cont

Part 1 // Part 2 // Part 3 It’s really telling to me that, while laziness and hypersexuality are stereotypes are applied to black people in general, so many of the evangelicals Emerson interviewed for Divided by Faith singled out black mothers  as specifically embodying and being the root cause of what they saw as black individual, family, […]

by × November 21, 2011 × 6 comments

Interlude: Class and true womanhood

NaBloPoMo Day 7: Success at posting every day for a week! It feels good even if the last two posts have been written before I go to bed ;) In other news, AWH now has a page at Google+. Check it out. I’ve been writing a lot lately about the […]

by × November 7, 2011 × 4 comments

Gender, race, and the cult of true womanhood, cont

Part 1 Part 2 Sexualized stereotypes about black women are not isolated to my former church or denomination, but rather representative of beliefs about black sexuality and family life that remain common among white evangelicals. Michael Emerson, a white sociologist of religion, writes of encountering these same attitudes in his […]

by × November 3, 2011 × 3 comments

Gender, race, and the cult of true womanhood, cont.

Part 1 Growing up, I had to make sense of two divergent messages I heard about female sexuality. On the one hand, there was the constant refrain about “Women” as a monolithic, universal category, utterly separate and distinct from “Men.” This idea was pounded into our heads through every possible […]

by × November 1, 2011 × 9 comments
Mark Driscoll Apologism Bingo

Mark Driscoll Apologism Bingo

Since Mark Driscoll’s last round of public queer and trans baiting, I’ve wanted to make a bingo card of some of the ridiculous excuses some Christians make for why Driscoll’s behavior is either acceptable or just not a problem they should have to deal with. Alas, I couldn’t find a […]

by × October 21, 2011 × 27 comments
Ann Voskamp and Jesus as lover: Perspective from the Puritans, pt. 1

Ann Voskamp and Jesus as lover: Perspective from the Puritans, pt. 1

I’d never heard of Ann Voskamp until a few weeks ago, when Elizabeth Esther wrote about the controversy some reformed evangelicals are stirring up over Voskamp’s latest book. (Is it just me, or does this seem to happen, oh, ALL THE TIME?) Voskamp has written a spiritual memoir which has […]

by × March 22, 2011 × 15 comments
Praying for Japan?

Praying for Japan?

Trigger warning for images and discussion of natural disasters. Houses swallowed by tsunami waves burn in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture (state) after Japan was struck by a strong earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday, March 11. (Kyodo News/Associated Press; source) In the wake of the largest earthquake in its recorded history, […]

by × March 14, 2011 × 15 comments