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My name is Bridget Jack Jeffries and I am the author of Weighted Glory. Here I offer insights on the Bible, church history, theology, and Christian culture, with an emphasis on approaching these subjects as a woman and as a (former) single mother.

My Story

I’m a Christian and a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church. I completed a bachelor’s degree in classics with a minor in Hebrew at Brigham Young University (long story!), so I have some background in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek. I also hold a master’s degree in American religious history from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Here’s some other information about me:

  • My first husband abandoned me while I was pregnant with our second child, and I spent 4-5 years as a single mother. You can read about how God helped me escape from abuse and abandonment here.
  • I’m biblically divorced from my unbelieving [1] first husband (1 Cor. 7:15-16) and re-married to a Christian man. You can read about that here.
  • My children are both disabled. My daughter (b. 2006) has DiGeorge syndrome and my son (b. 2013) has high-functioning autism. I’ve written about people with special needs in the heart of God here.
  • I’ve explained why I am a Christian here.
  • I believe God calls women as pastors, elders, preachers, prophets, and deacons. I’ve written about how God changed my thinking on this matter here.
  • I’m involved in the interfaith community. My master’s thesis was on women and the Mormon doctrine of exaltation, and I was the first non-Mormon theologian to be invited to participate in the Mormon Theology Seminar. My first book, So I Married a Mormon: An Interfaith Memoir, is due out next year.

If you want to know more about me, my curriculum vitae is available here (PDF).

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Your sponsorship supports egalitarian scholarship and research. Currently I am applying to return to school for my PhD with my dissertation on Romans 16:7; you can read my application essay on my proposed dissertation here. 100% of Patreon funds will go to childcare for my son so that I can find time to write and research on evenings and weekends. 
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My name is Bridget Jack Jeffries and I am the author of Weighted Glory. Here I offer insights on the Bible, church history, theology, and Christian culture, with an emphasis on approaching these subjects as a woman and as a (former) single mother.

My Story

I’m a Christian and a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church. I completed a bachelor’s degree in classics with a minor in Hebrew at Brigham Young University (long story!), so I have some background in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek. I also hold a master’s degree in American religious history from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Here’s some other information about me:

  • My first husband abandoned me while I was pregnant with our second child, and I spent 4-5 years as a single mother. You can read about how God helped me escape from abuse and abandonment here.
  • I’m biblically divorced from my unbelieving [1] first husband (1 Cor. 7:15-16) and re-married to a Christian man. You can read about that here.
  • My children are both disabled. My daughter (b. 2006) has DiGeorge syndrome and my son (b. 2013) has high-functioning autism. I’ve written about people with special needs in the heart of God here.
  • I’ve explained why I am a Christian here.
  • I believe God calls women as pastors, elders, preachers, prophets, and deacons. I’ve written about how God changed my thinking on this matter here.
  • I’m involved in the interfaith community. My master’s thesis was on women and the Mormon doctrine of exaltation, and I was the first non-Mormon theologian to be invited to participate in the Mormon Theology Seminar. My first book, So I Married a Mormon: An Interfaith Memoir, is due out next year.

If you want to know more about me, my curriculum vitae is available here (PDF).

Your Sponsorship

Your sponsorship supports egalitarian scholarship and research. Currently I am applying to return to school for my PhD with my dissertation on Romans 16:7; you can read my application essay on my proposed dissertation here. 100% of Patreon funds will go to childcare for my son so that I can find time to write and research on evenings and weekends. 

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