When a culture of abuse thrives within a congregation
I never imagined Kevin Spacey as a moral guide. Still, even when the bar was not high, the news has been heartbreaking for humanity.
The ultimate goal is to dismantle toxic constructions of masculinity. There are steps we can take now.
Winnie M Li’s story of sexual assault is hard to read. That’s precisely why it’s so important.
This man picked a very good moment to remind me of his power.
In an era of partisan politics, it's difficult to tell the truth. The complaints about Confirmation reveal a lack of progress.
When I began in ministry, men took the time to advise and counsel me. There were few women, and the ones who were there were far away from the rural swamp where I served. They were in more urban areas, miles from the lectionary group where we sipped chicory coffee. It took me years to sort out that I needed to consider the source. I was dealing with different issues than the pastors surrounding me.
It happens all the time: I’m reading a beautiful piece of theology, and while the thinker is waxing on elegantly about God and man, he barrels in on the subject of women or Jewish people, and suddenly I’m hit by a barrage of nastiness.