God vs. The Patriarchy

is creating a space where progressive Christians can take back their faith

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Did you know that your donation's yearly total just paid for 3.5 hours of babysitting?  Right now there's not much of that going on, but when we get COVID-19 under control that's one full afternoon of unbroken focus - a real godsend for any working mama, so thank you! For donating at the Friends Level, you'll get: 

  • Listed as a supporter on the blog's "Extras" page and our Patreon page. (If you wish - you can stay anonymous or donate in memory or on behalf of someone.)
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Guess what - you legit just paid for a year of web-hosting for the blog!  And, given my average chapter rate that's a good thing, because there's a lot of years of reading left!  So thank you!  At this level, you get:
  • Listed as a supporter on the blog's "Extras" page and our Patreon page. (If you wish - you can stay anonymous or donate in memory or on behalf of someone.)
  • A Birthday shout-out on Instagram and Twitter with a Bible verse of your choosing (or we can pick one for you). We'll happily tag your handle, if you have one, too. Don't want to use your birthday? Just let us know and we can make it for someone else's birthday, anniversary or other special day.
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I'm human like everyone else, and I'll be extra real with you right now: You're yearly donation total is about equal to a week's groceries in my household.  So you're keeping everyone fed and happy for a full week's worth of working time for me!  Thank you!  That generosity deserves some reciprocation. As a member of the Grocery Club, you'll get: 
  • Listed as a supporter on the blog's "Extras" page and our Patreon page. (If you wish - you can stay anonymous or donate in memory or on behalf of someone.)
  • A Birthday shout-out on Instagram and Twitter with a Bible verse of your chosing (or we can pick one for you). We'll happily tag your handle, if you have one, too. Don't want to use your birthday? Just let us know and we can make it for someone else's birthday, anniversary or other special day.
  • A monthly feedback survey where you can weigh in on future readings, topics, and books to review.  
  • A monthly vote on which charitable cause to support the following month - remember, 10% of all Patreon donations get donated to charitable causes, so you're Patreon support is going even further!

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About

For too long I was embarrassed when saying I was Christian. I didn't want people to think I was bigoted, gay-hating, anti-fun, pro-purity culture, aggressively evangelistic, and literalist in my interpretation of the Bible. That is not what Christianity is about. Christianity is, above all, about love. Radical love for all regardless of race, gender, sexual preference, country of origin, socio-economic status, religion, or ability.

I originally started this project in 2017 as A Liberal Christian Reads the Bible to share evidence of God's radical love for all mankind, reading and discussing the Bible chapter by chapter from a liberal viewpoint.. God vs. The Patriarchy continues to explore the Bible chapter by chapter, (now with some bonus material!) to share God's love while considering ways to bring everyone to the table. God calls us to level the playing field in the name of love. Mostly it means lifting others up, but sometimes it means tearing something down.

A little about me: I'm Annie, the woman behind God vs. the Patriarchy.  I am the mother to two girls, my oldest is Autistic. I'm in an inter-racial, inter-faith marriage. I am a farmer. I adore pitbulls and have two of them. I have a surprisingly useful BFA in Painting and Printmaking and would spend my life buried in unfinished art projects if my husband would let me, but there are only so many boxes of scrap fabric and "maybe one day" paint and canvas this house can hold. Religiously, I identify most as an Episcopalian, but currently attend a Methodist church as it is the closest to our house that offers a children's program without having to go full Baptist (sorry, Baptists).I drink, I swear, I had premarital sex and tried drugs in college (hey, it was art school). I have a tendency to be messy and procrastinate. But I'm trying to be kind, thoughtful in my actions, live lighter on the planet and larger in God. To do so is exhausting, especially while trying to turn a small farm into a ground-breaking cooperative and chasing after two small and willful children, so I get it wrong a lot.

By contributing to this Patreon, you help off-set the costs associated with writing; hosting the website, purchasing research material not available at the library, the hours logged early in the morning and late at night...Your donations do double duty, too! I tithe 10% of all Patreon donations to different charities, which will be listed here and on the website.
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