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.
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. I also teach Christian formation and occasionally preach at my church.
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.
- I’m biblically divorced from my unbelieving  first husband (1 Cor 7:15-16; Matt 5:31-32) 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.
- All three of my children are disabled or neurodivergent. My daughter (b. 2006) has DiGeorge syndrome and my son (b. 2013) and other daughter (b. 2020) have high-functioning autism. I strongly suspect I was on the high-functioning end of the spectrum as a child. 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 (or has called) women as pastors, elders, preachers, prophets, and deacons. I’ve written about how God changed my thinking on this matter here.
- 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. I’ve given an extensive interview on my strange quasi-Mormon background here.
- I’m a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the North American Patristics Society.
- I’m 6’0″ tall. The weather is fine. No, I don’t model. No, I don’t play volleyball or basketball. Yes, I’m taller than my husband (by 2.5″). I wear heels when I feel like it, because I can. Good talk, glad we had it!
- I’m a blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, which is handy because my initials happen to be BJJ.
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May the grace of Jesus Christ bless you and keep you!
Miscellaneous Legal Matters
 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.