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Threads is a collective of Christians from all walks of life who are living, working and trying to carve out our identity in our worlds.
"Why were these two girls collateral for such a large sum of money? Why does an already tragic tale of poverty, exploitation, death and corruption have to end with two young girls going missing into a world of darkness and fear?"
"I'm not naive. I understand that women in ministry is a hot topic, but what is it that makes it such a button-pusher? I don’t believe that it is really about the Bible, or ethics, or doctrine."
"Throughout the 1990s the word ‘incentivise’ appeared 449 times in major newspapers. In just two years, 2010-11, it appeared 5,885 times. Our culture is engaged in a momentous carrot-dangling social experiment."
"As girls we were told that our call is as mothers and wives, a call that is external to us, rooted in the men we marry and the children we birth."
"Egalitarian marriage is not about role reversal. It is not about women, rather than men, wearing the trousers – it is possible to both wear trousers – or for neither to."
It’s a time for men and women to speak up with and for the generation of silenced, oppressed, unloved, unseen, forgotten and under-valued girls and women across the world.
Hannah Malcolm's recent piece 'How to be a Christian Woman' turned out to be a popular threads post. At the end it asked a man to come forward and write about being a bloke in the Church. Roy Holland - who admits to being bothered by the issue of skewed and damaging masculine archetypes - has done just that.
"If I wasn’t a follower of Jesus and I was looking in on the Twitter feeds of Christians, I would think several different things about who Jesus really is by the way people talk about him."
"When you hear the stories in Stafford Hospital report, and know you were in the building at the time (whether involved or not), you feel ashamed.
"The only way not to, would be to build up a wall of defensiveness and excuses, that can’t with any integrity be maintained."
"I know that God knew I would be like this and would see me through it. But I feel like faulty goods and that I’m at the back of the shelf with a reduced tag on."
"I basically go to church to hang out with my friends. While this is no bad thing, I've realised I could do this more effectively at the pub."
There comes a time when yelling from the sidelines becomes irresponsible, when campaigning looks more like complacency.
We all want to be known, right?
I won’t be anchoring my hopes for a happy marriage on a few half-hearted compliments and a smooch in the kitchen between school runs and bedtime chaos.
We should arrive broken and leave restored.
It's time we learned our lesson.
I might have to spend most of the rest of my life in this state of non-omniscience.
"No filters, no survivors."