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What If All Churches Treated Women as Jesus Did?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Do you wonder why the words and deeds of Christ are not given more attention in the current gender debate? Do you wonder why the words and deeds of Christ are not given more atten ...

God's Spirit is for Everybody: Achievements, Challenges, and Our Identity in Obama's America, Part 3
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

[<a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=4027">continued from part 2</a>] [<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/romal-tune-joel-sermon">read all four parts</a> ...

Paul's Teaching on Women in Context
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Do you often find comfort and insight, even direction for your life, through a careful study of scripture? Do you believe that God's truth is found in the pages of the Bible? ...

Happy Birthday Sojourner Truth!
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>On this day in 1797, Isabella Baumfree (<a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj0109&amp;article=010923">Sojourner Truth</a>) was born ...

Father Roy Bourgeois Faces Excommunication for Support of Women's Ordination
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

"I know you know what you're doing," Janice Sevre-Duszynska told Father Roy Bourgeois when he agreed to co-preside and give the homily at her ordination Mass, "but do you know what you' ...

Obama: The Power of a Precedent
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I live in a small but proud neighborhood in Saint Paul, called Rondo. I live in a small but proud neighborhood in Saint Paul, called Rondo. In the early 1960s, it was a vibrant, t ...

Men, Women, and Biblical Equality
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Christians for Bibilical Equality's statement on "<a title="http://www.cbeinternational.org/new/about/biblical_equality.shtml" href="http://www.cbeinternational.org/new/about/biblic ...

Scapegoating Sarah Palin
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Let me <a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=1998">repeat myself.</a></p> Let me repeat myself. While many conservatives have kno ...

Everyone Is Called to Serve
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

How many of you love listening to people who are retired discuss their life achievements? How many of you love listening to people who are retired discuss their life achievements? ...

Fireproof Marriages?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I'd heard the buzz within Christians circles about the "number one inspirational film in America." Everything from "this movie shows what true faith really is" to "this movie wil ...

Different but Equal?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I met an extraordinary teenager recently who had come to faith in a small town in Latvia. He was passionate about Jesus and wanted to live his life fully for Christ. I met an extr ...

What New Monastics Can Learn from History (Part 2)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

[<a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2950">continued from part 1</a>] Out of a general respect for anyone who seeks to serve the inner city (I grew up in the housing project ...

Changeling and the Spirituality of Activism
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/uploads/081015-changeling.jpg"></a>Clint Eastwood's latest feature <a href="http://changelingmovie.net/">Chang ...

Egalitarians' Feminism Based on Scripture, Not Secular Ideals
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

For egalitarians, it is an appeal to scripture rather than liberal political thought (as <a href="http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2008/june/28.41.html">Sarah Sumner suggested in <em>C ...

Injustice is Not Categorical
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Near the Vatican in October 2001, Janice Sevre-Duszynska and fellow advocates hung a banner calling in seven different languages for the ordination of women. Almost seven years later, the fruit of tha ...

Holy Boldness by Biblical Women
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2347">Last week I celebrated the political prominence women enjoy today</a> as a direct extension of the gains earned for women by early ...

SBC-Controlled Bookstores Remove Magazine With Women Pastors on Cover
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Just recently, more than <a href="http://blog.christianitytoday.com/ctpolitics/2008/09/magazines_with.html">100 bookstores controlled by the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) removed t ...

Standing on the Shoulders of Women Leaders
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Regardless of your political affiliation or inclinations, the presidential campaign this year has been one of "firsts" for women. Regardless of your political affiliatio ...

Delegate Diversity
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Most of the speeches at the Democratic National Convention were politically predictable; the same was true on the first night of the Republican National Convention. Most of the sp ...

Invisible Evangelicals' Insight on the Common Good
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Evangelical women and minorities, it seems, exist on the muted margins of political discourse in America. Evangelical women and minorities, it seems, exist on the muted margins of ...

A Woman's Place is in the House ... of Bishops
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

It was almost 16 years ago that I sat in the debating chamber of Church House in Westminster and voted as a member of the House of Clergy to ordain women to the priesthood in the Church of England. ...

A Woman's Place is in the House ... of Bishops
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

It was almost 16 years ago that I sat in the debating chamber of Church House in Westminster and voted as a member of the House of Clergy to ordain women to the priesthood in the Church of England. ...

A Woman's Place is in the House ... of Bishops
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

It was almost 16 years ago that I sat in the debating chamber of Church House in Westminster and voted as a member of the House of Clergy to ordain women to the priesthood in the Church of England. ...

Two Firsts
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

The fact that an African American and a woman each ran so strongly in the long primary season of this election year speaks very well of the country. The fact that an African Ameri ...

'Pray the Devil Back to Hell'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>The following is an interview with Abigail Disney, producer of the documentary <A href="http://www.praythedevilbacktohell.com">Pray the Devil Back to Hell</A>, which rec ...

MLK and Identity Politics
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>The 40th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination - April 4, 1968 - will soon be upon us. As I remember Dr. King against the backdrop of this 2008 presidential elec ...

Mystery Quote Quiz of the Week
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Who said: Who said: "There still persists a macho mentality that ignores the novelty of Christianity, which recognizes and proclaims the equal dignity and ...

In the Image of God: Male and Female
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>When I asked a leading progressive biblical scholar who was doing the very best bible work on images of God and gender theology, she didn't hesitate in her answer: Elizabeth Johnson, she said. ...

Women, Faith, and Presidential Politics
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>During the South Carolina Republican debate, Mike Huckabee garnered greatest applause when defending his views of wifely submission as part of his evangelical faith. ...

Am I a Pro-Cancer PC Thug?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/070206_sexism.jpg"></a>Okay, I may be a PC thug. I care less about good intentions Okay, I may be a PC t ...

Who's In Your Jail?
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:02am | Type: Magazine Article

James Ferguson In May, the Institute on Women and Criminal Justice released a report on the growth of the number of women in prison in th ...

The Quran and Gender Equality
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 4:41pm | Type: Magazine Article

Pat McDonnell Twair American Palestinian physician Laila al-Marayati believes that the Quran speaks to women and men in a manner that eli ...

Is God a Rams Fan?
Originally Posted: 08/05/2011 - 1:14pm | Type: Magazine Article

Randall Balmer If Kurt Warner is correct, maybe God studies the sports pages and fidgets with the remote control on Sunday afternoons lik ...

Inhaling Contradictions
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Susan Hogan/Albach Ambivalence as a religious virtue? Many Americans are treading into the 21st century riddle ...

Sex Matters
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:47pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kari Jo Verhulst Why we can't ignore gender bias in the classroom. In May the U.S. Supreme Court declare ...

Suffering As Sacrifice
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 11:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Jo Ann Heydron Is a 'good' woman a sacrificing one? Christian women trying to balance their own amb ...

Promise Keepers: Proof-text Poker
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen Where some have found headship, others see equal promise for women and men. Three day ...

More Than a Coin Toss
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill Wylie-Kellermann Jeannie Wylie-Kellermann Practicing Mutuality ...