Weighted Glory

Introducing the Junia Series

(Jump to Series Index) One would not expect a conflagration of controversy from the ending of Paul’s epistle to the Romans. The sixteenth chapter lacks the robust theology expounded on in earlier chapters, instead containing a seemingly innocuous list of salutations to local Christians at the church in Rome. Yet controversy is exactly what the […] Read more…

Pardon the mess — site under construction

The free Adelle WordPress theme by Bluchic has served me well for about 4 years now, but I’ve noticed for a while that my menu bar does not display in mobile. I always have to tilt my phone horizontally to make most of it show up. I finally spent actual money on a WordPress theme […] Read more…

Is Complementarianism “Hate Speech”?

PJ Media, a right-wing news site, recently reported on an evangelical group that had its article link deleted from Facebook’s Instagram platform because the article was “hate speech.” The article, “Only Men Can Be Pastors” by Tom Hicks, is standard hierarchist pablum, centered around 1 Tim 2:12-14 and regurgitating arguments from the Council on Unbiblical Manhood […] Read more…

The Elephant’s Defamation? Thoughts on the Harvest Bible Chapel Lawsuit

Christianity Today recently reported that Harvest Bible Chapel—a 13,000-member megachurch based in Rolling Meadows—is suing a pair of bloggers (and their non-blogging wives) for defamation, along with a reporter who was working on a story about HBC. The bloggers used to run The Elephant’s Debt, a watchdog site dedicated to exposing alleged financial mismanagement and […] Read more…

Mary the Demonslayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is one of my favorite shows from the late 90s / early aughts. It has all of the things I like in my fiction: horror, comedy, feminism, subverted expectations, and a woman who literally kicks so much ass posterior. With that said, in honor of the fact that today is both […] Read more…