Category: Sexual Justice

Misogyny Next Door

A Call to Protect the Full Personhood of Our Daughters from Both Pornographic and Spiritual Patriarchy by Emily Nielsen Jones The word “misogyny” may scare some away and sound like inflammatory jargon, but it...

Saving Bathsheba

By Rachel Marie Stone The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. ~Psalm 34:18 “How much responsibility did Bathsheba have in that affair? After all, she was...

Sexual Abuse and the Church

We Were the Least of These: Discovering How the Bible Can Speak Freedom to Survivors of Sexual Abuse By Elaine A. Heath It was the middle of summer, and I was preaching through a...

Porn: An Intergenerational Dialogue

On March 24th, ESA’s Oriented to Love Director Kristyn Komarnicki joined Jessieh Ruth Averitt for a conversation at Eastern University about pornography, sex, agency, and sexual freedom. Watch the video and join in the...

How (Not) to Dress for Chess

By Elrena Evans Last month, a young competitor in the National Scholastic Chess Championship in Putrajaya, Malaysia was pulled from the tournament over an outfit that chess officials deemed “too seductive.” I haven’t mentioned...

Sex, Lies, and Community

By Tim Otto “…one of the greatest political contributions Christians can make to any social order in which they find themselves is to tell the truth and to be capable of receiving the truth.”...

Refuse to Do Nothing

By Kimberly McOwen Yim “The best defense against modern-day slavery is a vigilant public. Be a nosy neighbor.” —Kevin Bales, The Slave Next Door Told they will have good-paying jobs when they arrive in...

Freedom for the Captives

By Kristyn Komarnicki This month marks the 154th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, issued by President Lincoln in 1863, in the middle of his nation’s bloody civil war. Although woefully limited in its reach—it...