My name is Bridget Jack Jeffries and I am the author of Weighted Glory. Here I offer insights on the Bible, church history, theology, and Christian culture, with an emphasis on approaching these subjects as a woman and as a (former) single mother.

My Story

I’m a Christian and a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church. I completed a bachelor’s degree in classics with a minor in Hebrew at Brigham Young University (long story!), so I have some background in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek. I hold a master’s degree in American religious history from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and am currently working on a PhD in Theological Studies (Church History) also at TEDS.

Here’s some other information about me:

    • My first husband abandoned me while I was pregnant with our second child, and I spent 4-5 years as a single mother. You can read about how God helped me escape from abuse and abandonment here.
    • I’m biblically divorced from my unbelieving [1] first husband (1 Cor. 7:15-16) and re-married to a Christian man. You can read about that here. In May 2020, we welcomed his first child and my third, a little girl.
    • My two children from my first marriage are both disabled. My daughter (b. 2006) has DiGeorge syndrome and my son (b. 2013) has high-functioning autism. I’ve written about people with special needs in the heart of God here.
    • I’ve explained why I am a Christian here.
    • I believe God calls women as pastors, elders, preachers, prophets, and deacons. I’ve written about how God changed my thinking on this matter here. I support Christians for Biblical Equality.
    • I’m involved in the interfaith community. My master’s thesis was on women and the Mormon doctrine of exaltation, and I was the first non-Mormon theologian to be invited to participate in the Mormon Theology Seminar. In 2019, the Mormon church changed almost everything about the temple ceremony that I critiqued in my 2016 master’s thesis. My first book, So I Married a Mormon: An Interfaith Survival, is in progress.
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May the grace of Jesus Christ bless you and keep you!

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Miscellaneous Legal Matters

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[1] My first husband was Mormon. I think that some Mormons are true believers in Christ, but eventually reached the conclusion that my first husband was not.

4 Comments on About

  1. Your life history is stunning as is your post on NT women with sex changes. So grateful I was directed your way.

    • Thanks, Brad. Gives me hope that someone will want to read my memoir when it’s finally done! 🙂 And I’m glad you enjoyed the article on New Testament women who were turned into men. I enjoyed researching it.

  2. Hi Bridget,

    I just found your blog, after noticing that you had posted a comment on “My Calvin Seminary Story.” I’ve been checking you out! Are you now in PhD work at TEDS? I had 17 wonderful years there as a part-time professor.

    Ruth

    • Hi Ruth,

      I’m so excited you commented! I have been a fan of your work for such a long time! I apologize for taking this long to respond. My daughter was born 5/17/20 and I’ve been a little busy with the newborn ever since.

      I have been accepted to the PhD program at TEDS, but deferred last year to work on deficiencies. I will probably defer again this year, but they are offering a large discount to enroll due to COVID, so I might get started. If not this year, then next.

      I did my MA at TEDS and have nothing but good things to say about them.

      Blessings,
      – Bridget

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