Weighted Glory

Gender

The Emotional Affair: What It Is, and Isn’t

[Harry was funny. But he was WRONG!] (Part 2 of 3) (Continued from Part 1) Platonic Friendships & Relationships Let’s touch first on platonic friendships and other types of relationships between the sexes that can be intimate and even affectionate, but are not meant to be romantic or sexual. Doctor-patient, professor-student, lawyer-client, and mentor-disciple are […] Read more…

God as Mother

(My belated Mother’s Day post) Stop. Before you read any further, you and I need to be on the same page. So, drop what you’re doing and go watch this 4-minute 42-second video review of Salt (2010) starring Angelina Jolie. Done? Good. Now on to the post. Read more…

Egalitarian Awakening

A few Mormon bloggers have done posts discussing when they became Mormon feminists (here and here). I thought I would ape them by discussing how I became a Christian egalitarian. I first began exploring the question of women in ministry as a teenager. A skeptical friend had pointed me to passages like 1Co 14:34-35 and […] Read more…

Mutuality Article on Women in Mormonism

Mutuality is a quarterly magazine published by Christians for Biblical Equality. The theme for this season’s issue was “Building a Bridge to People of Other Faiths,” so I submitted an article on women in Mormonism entitled, “How Wide the Divide, and Can Biblical Equality Bridge It?” My article is approximately 1800 words long and covers […] Read more…

Conference Recap

Today I attended the Christians for Biblical Equality one-day conference in Chicago, “Women & Christian History: Building on a Legacy.” The event started at 9 AM and lasted until nearly 5 PM with talks being delivered by five different egalitarian scholars. I sat at a table with Mimi Haddad, the President of CBE, and it […] Read more…