March 13, 2019

I remember the first time I saw Disney’s The Little Mermaid, at age 7 on VHS at home with my sisters. I cried at the end. Ariel had to leave her sisters and her father and that broke my heart. I knew she got to be with Prince Eric and that’s what the whole movie had be...

July 15, 2018

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A recap: The Handmaid’s Tale is set in a dystopian America, in which a fundamentalist patriarchal cult has taken control. Dwindling fertility means that some fertile women are forced into the role of handmaids to commanders – the high status men...

March 24, 2018

Influential pastor, author, and theologian John Piper was recently asked for his thoughts on the tsunami of powerful men exposed for sexual abuse in the wake of the crimes of Harvey Weinstein. The question referenced a past article that Piper summed up as follows: “ega...

What kind of woman comes to mind when you think of a Holy, or a Godly woman?


I recently asked this question to several of my friends and these were some of first words they said, modest, pious, chaste, and passive.


When I asked myself this question I kind of imagin...

March 9, 2018

Here in Tanzania, when you become a Christian, you give up drinking alcohol. There’s little cultural distinction between drunkenness and social drinking or drinking in moderation, so becoming a Christian requires a wholesale rejection of alcohol. Meanwhile, many Austra...

July 9, 2017

I was a young teenager when I first shaved my legs. I was the last of my friends to do it, and it felt like a rite of passage. Grown up women were hairy, grown up women shaved their legs. It didn’t occur to me to ask what Jesus thought of shaving your legs.


When I go...

Recently I read a quote from a women's conference that said "feminism and other voices trick me into thinking that God’s design isn’t good. I want headship, I want control. Especially when men shirk their responsibility like Adam. Recognising my sin helped me to stop f...

September 6, 2016

This is the final in a series of three articles, looking at feminism from a Christian perspective. Find the first one here and the second one here

I am not a feminist in spite of being a Christian. I am a feminist because I’m a Christian.


Here are three ways knowi...

August 23, 2016

This is the second in a series of three articles, looking at feminism from a Christian perspective. Find the first one here.


Many early feminists were Christians, and grounded their fight for equal suffrage in their Christian convictions, but since the second wave of...

August 12, 2016

Feminism’s a bit of a buzz word at the moment. Emma Watson’s claimed it. So has Beyonce. Other celebrities eschew it, saying things like it’s about women being over men (Shailene Woodley), or giving up your desire to be a wife and mother (Gwyneth Paltrow). Taylor Swift...

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