Who Is Really in Church Leadership?

Who Is Really in Church Leadership?

Whether in Proverbs 31 or another proof text, complementarianism advocates for “submissive” women in the church— women who know their “place.”  These “graciously submissive” women know their husbands and male pastors, not them, are made for leadership. A woman in...
The Power of Doubt

The Power of Doubt

“Doubting Thomas” has become synonymous with the “sin” of questioning or uncertainty. Yet, I think Thomas was on to something about doubt.  What if I told you that you have permission to doubt and figure out your own beliefs? You are allowed to question your faith and...
Safe Places

Safe Places

Occasionally, I find myself an “outsider” when it comes to church life. The authentic comments, feelings and experiences I offer scare people.  If you are like me, you might think the cost is too high when it comes to fitting in or being falsely offered “safe places.”...
The Grace of Being Good Enough

The Grace of Being Good Enough

I have experienced the feeling of never being good enough. It eats at you and leaves an empty pit where joy could be.  Whether it came from living in a society that criticizes women or a more conservative church culture repeatedly calling me a “sinner,” the feeling...
Hit the Break!

Hit the Break!

Burnout is on the rise due to the constant demands of life. We keep our foot on the gas pedal, rewarded by going and going. What do we do when it all seems like too much? What do we do with the signs of burnout?  According to Jesus, sometimes a person must take their...