The moth-eaten SBC and the women who did it

By Elizabeth Prata But I am like a moth to Ephraim, and like dry rot to the house of Judah. (Hosea 5:12) Privately, however, Moore has never cared much for the delicate norms of Christian femininity. ~The Atlantic I published an essay, part 1 of 3, in 2011, eight years ago as of this date. It …

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The past week(s) have been tough but the future looks bright

By Elizabeth Prata These past couple of weeks have been rough in our corner of the church. Rachel Held Evans' passing caused so much grief for her followers and her detractors alike. The display of hatred and bitterness of her followers came after, toward anyone daring to speak a word against their prophetess (their words). …

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Prata Potpourri: RHE, divine order, false humility, book sale! more

By Elizabeth Prata We are winding down the last school days of the year. The kids finish at our school here in the south on Tuesday, May 21 at noon, and the teachers exit the building for the final time in the 2018-19 school year on that following Friday. It's a tiring but exciting time. …

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Rachel Held Evans, author, blogger, has died

By Elizabeth Prata Rachel Held Evans, age 37, has died. Columnist, author, mother of two, Evans had been in a medically induced coma since April 19, 2019. According to updates provided by her husband of 16 years, Dan, during treatment for an infection Rachel began exhibiting unexpected symptoms. Doctors found that her brain was experiencing …

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Christian feminism coming home to roost: Retrospective from 6 years ago

Today in evangelical circles we are dealing with an unthinkable situation: serious discussions of the possibility of a female President of the Southern Baptist Convention, and it's Beth Moore of all people. I don't think it will actually happen, but the trail has been blazed. The tweets have been sent. News articles have been written. …

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