The gospel is only good news to the poor if it is good news for all those made vulnerable.
Motherhood is an earthy, human, painful, female event, filled with soaring joy and searing pain. God came to us like this.
They are willing to try trusting God without knowing exactly what this means. I want to too.
And so if we hold the virgin archetype up against Mary of Nazareth, we might be surprised by what we find. What if Mary’s virginity tells us not just about Jesus’ significance, but equally, about hers?
I do not take deconstruction lightly, nor do I wish for churches to die. I want the church to flourish, and flourishing requires weeding out that which is harmful.