Linda Kay Klein is a soft-spoken, polite Midwesterner who does not immediately strike someone as a firebrand. Yet, her latest book, “PURE: Inside the Evangelical Movement that Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free,” is a revolutionary manifesto in which she takes on the repressive, religious culture in which she was raised.
The Revised Common Lectionary is a book used to guide Protestant churches in worship. Certainly, not all Protestants follow it. After all, we who are Protestant are no less than that: Those who protest. My earliest spiritual mentors would have never used the Lectionary. It was only for the elitist “high church;” too restrictive, sure […]
I’ve begun to pay close attention to the answer someone gives when asked, “Who are you?” For most of us have no honest answer whatsoever to the question. We are skillfully adaptive; as emotional chameleons, we will become what others want us to be. Thus, we lose any sense of self-identity. Certainly, this is a […]