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Sex and Violence Go to Church: Breaking the Habits of Machismo
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 2:23pm | Type: Blog

What’s at stake in this conversation is whether Christians — and I think this is a call to American Christians in particular — whether American Christians are willing to dismantle a long-held justification for ...

Breaking the Habits of Machismo
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 9:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Michelle A. Gonzalez Some churches calling themselves Christian continue to act as if women are second-class citizens in the kingdom of G ...

Mother Jesus
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 9:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Reta Halteman Finger The roles that Jesus plays in John's gospel echo those of women in first-century Palestine. ...

Churches Must Step Up to Help Abused Spouses
Originally Posted: 04/02/2013 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

There’s a sad history in too many Christian churches of pastors telling abused wives that their duty is, as one author noted, “to trust that God would honor her action by either stopping the abuse or giving he ...

The Cost of 'Perverted' Preaching
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 10:46am | Type: Magazine Article

Lynne Hybels We're seeing a slow but sustainable transformation of cultural attitudes toward gender and sex. ...

Reading the Bible as a Trickster, Feminist, Patriarchal Dad
Originally Posted: 02/04/2013 - 12:03pm | Type: Blog

What if I read Scripture looking for “salvation, freedom, and liberation” for my two daughters? To know that God created them in God’s own image. That they, like each one of us, will strive to construct meanin ...

Love in Action on Valentine's Day
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 10:47am | Type: Magazine Article

Aimee Kang Feb. 14 "One Billion Rising" events aim to end violence against women. TAMAR’S LIFE COUL ...

David, Bathsheba, and the AIDS Pandemic: A Video Scriptural Reflection
Originally Posted: 07/27/2012 - 9:10am | Type: Blog

In the video below, Eric Barreto, an assistant professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, Minn., explains how the story of David and Bathsheba relates to our modern-day struggle to end the oppression of women through sexual violence an ...

Femsculine Christianity
Originally Posted: 02/10/2012 - 1:05pm | Type: Blog

No matter how normal this may feel it is time for the people of God to wake up to this broken reality. We cannot blindly accept the cultural assumptions that have been handed down to us. ...

The Most Interesting Woman in the World
Originally Posted: 04/24/2013 - 4:00pm | Type: Blog

Have you seen the Dos Equis commercials starring actor Jonathan Goldsmith as "the most interesting man in the world"? Have you seen the Dos Equis commercials starring ac ...

From the Malls of America to the Destitute and Lost
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Do you find yourself reluctant to attend women's retreats, Bible studies, or conferences because too often they focus on fashion, dieting, women's emotions, and new forms of abdominal exercises? ...

Jane Eyre, Sucker Punch, and Feminism
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Hollywood is generally fairly reluctant to produce films with strong feminist messages. It is far easier to sell women cast as the sexy sidekick or vapid damsel in distress. Holly ...

The Elephant in the Sanctuary: Women and Abuse
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

I concluded my celebration of Women's History Month (March) with a sober realization that the abuse of females is inseparable from the study of women's history.</p> ...

'Can the Subaltern Speak?' or, Moving the Emerging Conversation Forward
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

[<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/emergent-and-race/">Read more of this blog conversation</a> in response to the <em>Sojourners </em>magazine article "<a href=&qu ...

I Am Emergent and I Don't Fit the Stereotype
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

[<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/emergent-and-race/">Read more of this blog conversation</a> in response to the <em>Sojourners </em>article "<a href="http://www ...

International Women's Day: 'Whom God Hath Made Equal'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:33am | Type: Blog

Most countries around the world are celebrating a holiday today. Most countries around the world are celebrating a holiday today. While here in the United States we might have a f ...

So I'm a Heretic
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

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The Bleeding Woman
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

I love my church. And I love that it isn't afraid to explore the difficult issues -- and figure out how to do so in loving ways. I love my church. And I love that it isn' ...

From the Archives: January 1984
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 10:17am | Type: Magazine Article

Rosemary Radford Ruether Ministry without Hierarchy. Clericalism is a model of leadership that disempowers tho ...

Contemplating Feminine Incarnation
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>At church on a recent Sunday we were encouraged to find ways to see the world differently this week. Change our routine and change our perspective to help us get out of the rut of going through life w ...

Uniting to Eliminate Violence against Women
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

<blockquote><p><em>"Some 70 percent of women experience in their lifetime some form of physical or sexual violence from men -- the majority from husbands, intimate partners or someone th ...

Celebrating Singleness with a Biblical Perspective
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/gallery/7664262_f2SVv#494818117_uXdMB"></a>I graduated from a wonderful Christian college about a year ago, and it was a great experienc ...

Breaking Out of the Socially Contructed Box
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

"What do you mean by 'just one'? I'm not choosing just one!" I told my wife on the phone. "What do you mean by 'just one'? I'm not cho ...

Spiritual Gifts Are Not Bound by Prejudice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Many of you have attended a class at church designed to help you discern your spiritual gifts. Many of you have attended a class at church designed to help you discern your spirit ...

Examining Paul's Perspective on 'Authority'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

<blockquote><p>"A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Ev ...

From Cultural Conformity to Biblical Obedience
Originally Posted: 03/14/2013 - 9:35am | Type: Blog

<blockquote><p align="justify">So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. ...

What If All Churches Treated Women as Jesus Did?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | 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 ...

When Body Meets Soul
Originally Posted: 09/03/2014 - 11:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Feminist theology seeks unity in diversity Woman was defined as body only, historically. Man was ...