I grew up with the idea that women weren't allowed to preach, but I didn't really get exposure to teachings on why that was. I even went to churches that allowed women to be ordained, but those churches did not have women in Associate or Senior Pastor roles so they didn't really challenge my … Read more about Subordinationism . . . is that still a thing?
I've been working so hard on the site that I forgot to introduce myself! Let me do that now. I'm Crystal Lutton and I've been a believer all my life. At three years old, at the VBS my mom was teaching where we lived in Japan, I heard the story of Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10) and wanted to know how … Read more about Crystal here
Caution: I'm riled up again. But I do have a happy point at the end of this. There are a lot of loud voices out there that say God is angry and God is punitive and God hates this and that and you. I don't want any part of that God, and I don't know why anyone would...except out of fear. Fear of … Read more about How a loving God can change your mind . . . Quite Literally!
One of the things that I've encountered over the years of being egalitarian is the reference to some man who said X or some marriage that works in some way the person speaking of it believes is wonderful and healthy and mutual. There is an idea perpetuated in Complementarian circles that … Read more about On Complimentarianism . . . or, “But I know a marriage that . . . “
by way of introduction to this blog let me share his About Me description. I think it speaks volumes! Numinous. Contextualization. Pseudepigrapha. These are just a few of the sumptuous words that I can spell. But what else would you expect from someone whose favorite movie is … Read more about Unseen Eternity
The Equality Workbook We are so excited to see that this is finished and available! For every man and woman who has been damaged by Patriarchy here is a guide to freedom. Please check out the link if you've ever been told that 1 Timothy says women are not allowed to have … Read more about The Equality Workbook: Freedom in Christ from the Oppression of Patriarchy
What is Faith? I like to define terms. I find it’s helpful if there is a common understanding for the meaning of the words we’re using. Faith is trust. If you trust someone, or something, you have faith in it. You have faith the sun will come up in the morning and the earth will continue to … Read more about Ditch Your Faith of Fear
Myths are wonderful stories that help us explain the world around us. They are fascinating, captivating, and usually make for great Disney movies. Except when they are horrible and terrifying and become woven into their Once Upon A Time series. Some Christians boycott those Disney myths … Read more about Christian Myths