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Hello friends! I'm happy to share these blog posts from the likes of April Fiet, Khristi Adams, Rachel Held Evans, and Mimi Haddad that advocate for biblical gender equality, as well as some great posts that were published recently on The Scroll. Thanks for being here! “‘Dear Women, You Are Making Me Stumble’” by April Fiet "Letters of shame like the one posted annually on my college campus, like any other impassioned plea for women to cover up to “keep men from stumbling,” are a way of passing the buck. And, they keep us from having healthy conversations about body image and lust because they are rooted in misconceptions about sin and human physiology." “What Happens When Telling [Potential] Men that I’m a Pastor... Read more
“To sin by silence, when we should protest, makes cowards out of men.” These words were written by a poet named Ella Wilcox around the Civil War. In America today we have this idea that the Civil War ended slavery. That, however, is not true. In fact, there has not been a single day in the history of The United States of America that slavery has not existed. Human trafficking is the coercion or persuasion of women or men into modern day slavery (most often sex slavery), or more plainly, the sale of human beings.  We hear about human trafficking in terms of, “this isn’t really here, it’s overseas,” but there is no better way to get away with a crime than when you think it doesn’t exist in your neighborhood. Many people know what human tra... Read more
Kati Brandt
“If to be feelingly alive to the sufferings of my fellow-creatures is to be a fanatic, I am one of the most incurable fanatics ever permitted to be at large.” —William Wilberforce This is the final post in this series. Some of the things we’ve learned may be shocking and hard to comprehend. But they are real. And I thought the best way to finish would be to talk about realistic ways that each of us can be an abolitionist. Because for as horrific and overwhelming as the fight against slavery can be there are incredible stories of freedom and amazing people working to see a real end to the abuse of human life. Once we know that it’s a problem we are responsible for that knowledge. Not everyone can drop their lives and spend their days freeing people from sla... Read more