God and a Woman

Last Advent, I was angry. As the #MeToo movement continued to grow, as I thought through my own #MeToo stories, as I grappled with the way the church did—or, more often, did not—respond, I was angry that I was being asked to celebrate a meek, obedient virgin. “Be it unto me,” we hear Mary say …

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The Fruits of Our Labor

Once a month for the last ten months, I’ve made the trek out to Elkin, North Carolina to spend the better part of my Saturday at the Reeves Theater. Ordinarily, if I’m going to drive 45 minutes or more, it’s going to be to somewhere like Durham or Asheville. But what brought me to Elkin—a …

Here By Choice

“You’re a wicked woman, you know that? You’re a wicked woman!” “You know there’s a God. He’s full of mercy, but he’s also full of wrath.” “Shame on you, you wicked, pathetic woman. Wicked Jezebel feminist!” I was standing outside a health clinic, my way in blocked by a throng of protestors screaming these and …