“Do I look like a crazy person?” My hair floats around my face like dandelion fluff and my skin is red and sweaty. The only thing I’ve eaten today is coffee. Last night, I slept on the couch by a portable air-conditioner. My friend, who’s eating chicken while seated on the kitchen floor, looks at me and says: “A little bit.” It’s been a busy … Continue reading Having My Own Apartment
“May God bless you,’ the old lady told me. As she walked away, I exchanged a look with my dad, a look that read: That was weird. I’ve said this before in my blog. For most of my life, I grew up in a Christian Reformed Church—think hymns, creeds, pastors in long robes, Dutch Calvinists—and until going to college and transitioning to an expressive evangelical … Continue reading You Sound Like An Atheist
So! A few weeks ago, I introduced a new app that Savvy and I are designing called EDGE, the Dating App for Interesting Christians. Basically, it was in response to a handful of my friends (admittedly, mostly guys) who expressed how they want to meet a Christian girl – but a really cool, interesting Christian girl. Honestly, I understand this COMPLETELY. When I was single, … Continue reading Manic Pixie Churchgirl
We asked guest blogger, Ashley, to write about one thing: MEN. Here’s what she has to say: I don’t think I’ve ever sat down to specifically write about men. I typically write about topics when I don’t think there is gender involved (so about men, the power dominant social group generally deems itself invisible) or I set out to specifically highlight women or women’s contributions. … Continue reading Well, Actually… the Patriarchy Hurts Men Too
We asked guest blogger, Vinny, to divulge his thoughts. Here’s what he has to say: What do I think of women? Rachel, you are going to get me assassinated. Well here goes. First, I want to start off by saying that any views I have of women or womankind in general are exactly that. General. This general view is limited and solely based on women … Continue reading What I Think of Women
Are you tired of the same old Christian bachelors and bachelorettes at church every day? Do you wish you could meet someone who shares your faith but is also edgy, cool, and interesting? Look no further than EDGE the dating app for interesting Christians. Savvy and I have designed a system that will help you find your Adam or Eve who is also super, super … Continue reading The Dating App for Interesting Christians
A few weeks ago, when it was my turn to post a blog piece, I wrote on Feminist Theology and how Christians can be feminists by fighting sexism as a sinful tendency (find it here). I was dancing on rainbows when readers commented with their thoughts and their challenges to the idea. (Please, please, please keep doing that.) But I wondered why Christians get uncomfortable … Continue reading Christianity and Feminism (Part II)
“I’m Christian, but I am a feminist.” This is a statement made in Buzzfeed’s cringeworthy video, “I’m Christian, but I’m not…” (Journalist Mollie Hemingway can explain why it’s cringeworthy here). Anyway, you don’t have to be a literature student to read that statement and realize its implications. Being Christian—a follower of Christ—and a feminist—one who believes in equality of the sexes—can be surprising. Probably because of … Continue reading Christian AND Feminist?