Christian Patriarchy and Related Issues

My posts on the topic of Christian Patriarchy, Reconstructionism, and other issues within conservative, fundamentalist, and Evangelical Christianity have proven to be my most popular posts.

Because of this, I decided I should create an index page just for these posts, for those who wish to explore my writings on these issues. Some of these were intentionally written about religious topics, while others reveal my experiences as they relate to the books I was reading or other things I was thinking about at the time.

Posts about Patriarchy and Patriarchists: 

Patriarchy, Christian Reconstructionsim, and White Supremacy

Doug Phillips' Affair, and Why I Believe the Details Matter

Doug Phillips' Sexual Abuse - A Follow Up

A Lawyer's Perspective on the Legal Status of Women in Old Testament Times

On Domestic Violence: How Conservative Christianity has Chosen Patriarchal Gender Roles Over the Protection of Victims

Note to Evangelicals: Polygamy IS the most “traditional” form of marriage

My John Thompson Story

My Thoughts on My Alma Mater, Oak Brook College of Law 

Doug Wilson and the "Gospel" of Gender Hierarchy

John Piper Steps In It on Rape and Sex 

Learning the Words: Legalism 

Learning the Words: Love 

The Duggars: How Fundamentalism's Teachings on Sexuality Create Predatory Behavior 

Josh Duggar, Ashley Madison, and Covenant Marriage

What I Mean By "Fundamentalism" 

Control: The Reason The Gospel Coalition and CBMW Cannot Actually Condemn Spousal Abuse 

Yes, Ted Cruz is a Dominionist; Evangelicals Need To Stop Deluding Themselves 

Dominionism and Evangelicalism PART 1: It's All About The Power

Dominionism and Evangelicalism PART 2: The American Version of Dominionism

Dominionism and Evangelicalism PART 3: Presuppositionalism Has Poisoned Everything

Christianity and Culture PART 1: Asking the Right Questions

Christianity and Culture PART 2: Culture and Scripture 

Christianity and Culture PART 3: How We Evaluate Morality in the Context of Culture

If You Support Anti-LGBTQ "Religious Freedom" Laws, You Aren't Really Different from Omar Mateen

Hate Groups and Why They Matter

Reclaiming Halloween

Of Course Roy Moore Defends Slavery and Segregation

Christ and the Church: Misusing a Metaphor

Domestic Abuse and Divorce - Evangelicals are Ignoring the Elephant in the Room

Our Children ARE a Significant Reason We Haven't Returned to Church

Hypocrisy and Hate: The Poisonous Legacy of Phyllis Schlafly

Why Young People Are Leaving Evangelicalism

Salvation by Faith...In the Rules(TM)

Josh Duggar Redux: Modesty/Purity Culture Creates Victims along with Predators

“They Make a Wasteland and Call it Peace”: Putin and White Evangelicalism


Posts about other related issues: 


Cancer and the Quest for a Guarantee

Do We Really Believe God Hates Fags? My Thoughts on the Passing of Fred Phelps 

Thought Police and Religious Freedom: Do We Really Believe God Hates Fags - Part 2

The Christmas Wars, or How to Use Christmas as an Excuse to be a Jerk   

Why I Do Not Teach My Children Young Earth Creationism 

Why My Daughters - And Sons - Are Getting the HPV Vaccine

What Will And Will Not Get You "Farewelled" From Evangelicalism - A Primer

Why Abraham and Isaac Matter (A follow-up to "Farewell") 

For Evangelicals, Evil is Spelled S-E-X (Part 1) 

Evil is Spelled S-E-X (Part 2): The Twisting of Stories About Violence, Abuse of Power, and Justice to be About Sex

What the Endorsement of Donald Trump by Phyllis Schlafly Says About the State of Evangelicalism

Polarization and Parroting: How We Got There

Bathroom Boodoggle Part 1: Intersex and Evangelical Denialism

Bathroom Boondoggle Part 2: Rape Panic and Violence Against Minorities

Bathroom Boondoggle Part 3: What This Is Really About

Looking Away From An Assault: An Election Tale

Aftermath: A Way Forward For Those Of Us Who Still Believe In Basic Human Decency

The Elephant in the Discussion of Public Benefits

Since When is the Exclusion of Immigrants a "Christian Dream"?

Was It Worth It? My Post Election Prediction

"Shithole" Immigrants

Yes, Women Should Be In Charge of Their Bodies

There Is No Such Thing As An Objective, Clearly Correct, Interpretation of Scripture

Wisdom Versus Theonomy: An Example From My Experience

The Radical Meaning of the Parable of the Good Samaritan

James Dobson and Spiritual Pornography (or, how to feel good while doing evil.)

John Ortberg and Evangelicalism's ongoing inability to think ethically about sex

Pride Month: The Moment I Became a "Side A" Christian

"Those Who Wish To Seem": Performative Piety

Possible Christian Responses to LGBTQ People 

Other Posts that touch on these issues:

Thoughts on my Thirty-Sixth Year 

Learning Outside the Family (Sunday School Edition)

What The Requiem Means to Me

Love at First Sight

Nazis, Nietzsche, and Narrative

Fear and Love: The Unexpected Message of Disney's Frozen

Lies Evangelicals Need to Stop Telling: "Christians Ended Slavery and Reduced Domestic Violence."

Nazism, Communism, and Atheism Aren't the Same Thing 

Hostile Culture: White Evangelicalism Shows It Has No Clue

What I Learned About My Wife in Fifteen Years of Marriage 

An Epic Civil Rights Battle

A Positive Vision for Christianity

Culture and Gun Violence: White Conservative Gun Culture Needs to Look in the Mirror

How Ideology Works - and Why You Cannot have a Rational Discussion with an Ideologue

Book Reviews that touch on these issues:


The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton

Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Why Does the World Exist by Jim Holt

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Lady of the Lake by Sir Walter Scott

England Under the Stuarts by G. M. Trevelyan 

The Quest for Christa T. by Christa Wolf

Are Women Human? by Dorothy Sayers

Why Societies Need Dissent by Cass Sunstein 

The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided By Politics And Religion

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

The Civil War as a Theological Crisis by Mark Noll

The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker 

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Because of Sex by Gillian Thomas 

The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind by Mark Noll

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Educated by Tara Westover 

Sex and the Constitution by Geoffrey Stone 

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