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Purity Culture

Dear Youth Pastor

Kelsey L. Munger | Posted 06.08.2016 | Religion
Kelsey L. Munger

Dear Youth Pastor, You epitomized the evangelical youth pastor of the '90s and '00s: you were hyper, childish, and such a dork. And we loved you. An...

The Vulgar Face of Purity Culture

Anne Simone | Posted 11.16.2013 | Women
Anne Simone

What purity teaching did for me was distill me down to my body. The core of purity culture was that my mind didn't matter, my personality didn't matter, my dreams and desires and goals didn't matter -- if my shorts were too short.

Why the Dream Has Been Deferred

Morgan Guyton | Posted 10.28.2013 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

We do not fulfill Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream by being a people who don't say the N word or officially discriminate on racial terms. Only a culture of genuine solidarity in which we are proactively seeking the shalom of all people, and not just the purity of our nuclear families, is a culture that is living his dream.