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Jared Wilson: Rape is God’s “passive judgment” on sinful cultures

Jared Wilson: Rape is God’s “passive judgment” on sinful cultures

I asked Jared Wilson to clarify whether he agrees with Doug Wilson’s view of rape as a judgement of cultures that don’t “cherish” (exercise authority over) women. This was the ensuing conversation. I wanted to allow Jared to explain his views in his own terms. I think his words speak for themselves.

by × August 23, 2012 × 2 comments
[AWH Classic] Good people do terrible things

[AWH Classic] Good people do terrible things

I have a few more comments on the Doug/Jared Wilson fiasco. Perhaps needless to say, I don’t agree with the general consensus that the situation is temporarily resolved because Jared Wilson “apologized.” For one thing, in my opinion he did no such thing, and for another, an apology wasn’t really […]

by × August 9, 2012 × 1 comment

One year blogaversary

Trigger warning – sexual abuse, spousal abuse. Today is, more or less, my first blogoversary. I published my first real post on Are Women Human? one year ago today. That post was about John Piper’s advice on how women who are being abused by their husbands can still “submit” and […]

by × August 8, 2011 × 16 comments

Bob Jones, Mark Driscoll, and C.J. Mahaney, cont.

Part 1 John Jensen’s post about the criticism he’s gotten from other Christians for swearing got me thinking again about about the skewed moral priorities that often prevail in evangelical churches. Growing up, we were led to believe that all sorts of personal choices disqualified someone from being a “real” Christian […]

by × July 21, 2011 × 13 comments
Bob Jones, Mark Driscoll, and C.J. Mahaney

Bob Jones, Mark Driscoll, and C.J. Mahaney

It occurred to me that Bob Jones University, Mark Driscoll, and C.J. Mahaney have a lot in common. The connection might not be immediately obvious, but bear with me. Stuff Fundies Like posted a 1995 letter from fundamentalist leader Bob Jones III (BJ III. Yes, really!), defending his university’s now […]

by × July 19, 2011 × 3 comments
Must read: On Cage Fighting, “Masculinity, Misogyny, and the Fear of Losing Control”

Must read: On Cage Fighting, “Masculinity, Misogyny, and the Fear of Losing Control”

Christian and former cage fighter Matt Morin has a fantastic article on mixed martial arts (or MMA, the technical title for cage fighting) and its implications for thinking about masculinity from a Christian perspective. It’s a brilliant and thorough takedown of Mark Driscoll.

by × July 2, 2011 × 4 comments

“It’ll be a cold day in hell before I get my theology from a woman”

Trigger warning: sexual abuse, ableism. ABC’s 20/20 aired an exposé on sexual abuse and abuse coverups in Independent Fundamentalist Baptist churches (IFB) last week. Much of it dealt with Tina Anderson’s story, which I wrote about some months ago (link). The first part is posted below, and you can watch the […]

by × April 13, 2011 × 9 comments

How Sovereign Grace Ministries deals with ACTUAL sexual sin

Major trigger warning for sexual abuse of children. I don’t find “sin” to be a terribly useful moral or ethical concept. In fundamentalist religions especially, it’s a highly arbitrary and variable concept that has very little to do with actual right or wrong. In the fundamentalist communities I grew up […]

by × April 10, 2011 × 7 comments

Mark Driscoll is not God

Trigger warning for the video in particular – emotional/psychological abuse. Mark Driscoll is at it again, making pronouncements from on high about who’s going to be damned to hell. There’s a lot that’s wrong here. He’s claiming yet again that a version of Christianity that teaches that the vast majority […]

by × March 29, 2011 × 38 comments