Towards equality

It’s hard trying to come up with an image for ‘equality’ as there are so many different kinds of inequalities and different combinations of intersectionality. But one of the oldest, and perhaps most universal, is that of people eating together. Perhaps then it’s no surprise that holy communion – the sharing of bread and wine – is one of the central sacraments of Christianity and a sign through which the church shows its shared heritage.

The inequality I have studied most and wrote about most prolifically is undoubtedly gender inequality. But every now and then you’ll find me writing on other divisions too.


Understanding consent and fighting violence against women and girls

10 uncomfortable realities in Morgan Freeman’s statement on sexual harassment (Jun 2018)

10 uncomfortable realities in Morgan Freeman's statement on sexual harassment

I think I need to grieve: what one year in a DV charity does to you

Buffy fighting holding blade of a sword

Holding someone by the throat: abusive strangulation or consensual play? (May 2018)

#ThatsHarassment: David Schwimmer makes six short videos showing sexual consent violations (Apr 2017)

95 statements on hope, sexuality and consent

Books of 2017: ‘The Twilight of Cutting’ taught me about more than FGM (Jan 2018)


Modesty culture

Modesty 101: modesty is not about clothes, rather glory and context (May 2017)


Equality and church culture

When we don’t explain the Trinity, the gospel gets ugly (especially for wives) (Jul 2018)

Book The Meaning of Marriage Tim and Kathy Keller

Priestesses in the church? Why CS Lewis’ argument was right, but his conclusion wrong (Mar 2018)

Priestesses In the Church essay title by CS Lewis

Gary Thomas’ claim that Christians should have more children is unbiblical (May 2017)

Pair of ducklings

Books of 2017: Titles of interest to egalitarian Christians (Jan 2018)

How can we make church more inclusive spaces for ‘minorities’ (Jul 2017)


LGBT

Evangelicals can’t sanitise Vicky Beeching’s conversion exorcism as badly worded prayers (July 2018)

To stay or to go? On church, LGBT+ affirmation, and uncomfortable places (Apr 2018)

Piano sheet music from a Cadiz by Isaac Albeniz

The Orlando nightclub shooting: a challenge to non-LGBT Christians one year on (June 2017)

LGBT Rainbow

My choice in the wake of Orlando and Brexit


Race relations

Books of 2017: ‘The Twilight of Cutting’ taught me about more than FGM (Jan 2018)


Representation in popular culture

10 things I hope Disney changes from the 1991 Beauty and the Beast (14 Mar 2017)

Belle descends staircase in Beast's castle in Winter wearing 3/4 length sleeve dress

Less was more: my (spoiler-free) review of the live-action Beauty and the Beast (18 Mar 2017)