What Women Want – To Be Seen

This week my God Talk piece is a little different and, amazingly, early! Wonderfully, Preston Yancey opened up his blog each Thursday for women to answer the question: “What do women want from the Church?” You can find all sorts of interesting pieces and I highly recommend having a look through and interacting with the…

God Knows My Name, Beth Redman

1/52, 4th Jan 2014, Week 1 I’m a little ambivalent. God Knows My Name aims to be encouraging, comforting and honest about how life can be hard and how God treats us. Yet, I found it all a little simple – like so many other Christian life books. Very little was new, original or personally useful. Beth…

Splitting My Thesis: Overwhelming Subjects Need Breaking Down

Over the last few months, as well as reasons like packing and moving, being pregnant, and the ridiculousness that is life, I have found it very difficult to contemplate the breadth of the concept I was hoping to work on. Some of my many questions/queries/issues included: Do “flaws” get airbrushed out in images of women…

Not One Or The Other: Domestic Violence

We all know twitter can hold the best and worst of humanity in it’s 140 characters, but there was something recently that made me so mad and so sick I had to say something. Of course, saying something in 140 characters never really works, so instead, here’s my rant from September.

First Post Urban Times: Is It Sexist? Are You Sure?

So for my first article for Urban Times I decided to talk about a thought I had the other day whilst watching my twitter feed. Let me know what you think, I would love your feedback!Is It Sexist? Are You Sure?

Questioning Nudity

In a study on Eve pre-Fall nudity plays a pretty large part, but I’ve been trying to come to it from a different perspective. I know that there will be some who condemn me for creating what some might call “lewd”, for displaying a woman’s form in all it’s beauty, because it might tempt men

Uncovered by Fashion: Expression Rather Than Oppression

I feel I need to automatically explain the title of this post. I wanted to think about fashion and fabric from around the world without picking up the covering up function that clothes have mainly been required for. If we take away the obvious weather-related concerns, clothes relate mainly to covering up certain areas, those…

Pre-Fall Shame from a Post-Fall World

(Continued from Artistic Academic Exploration) I started looking at a number of points that I found during my brainstorming session around the idea of a Pre-Fall Eve. One thing particularly that came up was the shame that Adam and Eve were meant to have felt once they had eaten the apple and felt they needed…

An Example of Manhood

I thought I would share this article written by a man I now know to be a prime example of what many have been calling for: an example for little boys of how to grow into men. I do not say this lightly, but recommend you continue to read his article, and works on his…

Body Anxiety & Obesity (NSFW)

I have already mentioned that I’m on a rather extreme diet. I was so sure it was due to worries over my health more than anything but after reading “Uncomfortable in our skin: the body-image report” featured in the Guardian yesterday, I’m not so sure. Maybe I’ve been in denial, and if there’s another unhealthy…