God Everywhere, God Nowhere?

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I finally got around to watching the two-part segment about faith and the Newtown school massacre from The Melissa Harris-Perry Show on December 22.  It featured several creative and smart scholars who I’ve followed for some time, including Rev. Serene Jones, president of Union Theological Seminary in New York, Dr. Anthea Butler, professor of religious [Read More...]

Top Three Posts in December

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The top three most-viewed posts here at feminismxianity in December 2012 were: Meet the NotReligions: Christianity, Islam, and … ? The Most Interesting Chapter in the Bible When Men Kill If you missed any of these, please do go take a look and see what you think.  Again it’s a mix of political, theological, and [Read More...]

At the Intersections: Motherhood? Ministry?

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Many good people live and work at the intersections … of feminism and Christianity, of ministry and justice, of religion and politics, of gender and society, of race and inequality, of everything and then some.  I’ve invited a few people to tell a story from their intersections, and will be sharing their stories from time [Read More...]

‘Merica: “The Prayer-Heavy Dinner Party”

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One of the most viewed posts I’ve written yet at Patheos was published back in September, On Christian Privilege & Being an Atheist Ally.  The response that it got and the conversations and relationships that it has sparked convinced me that there is a pretty significant need for people of faith, especially the Christian variety, [Read More...]

“God Bless the Revolution”

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I first heard of Beverly Wildung Harrison when I was a graduate student in theology and discovered her landmark book Our Right to Choose: Toward a New Ethic of Abortion (Beacon, 1983) while studying feminist ethics.  It was already more than ten years old then, and it’s nearly thirty years old now as we move [Read More...]

Transformative Lutheran Theologies

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My friend and colleague Dr. Jacqueline Bussie tells the following story in her review of Transformative Lutheran Theologies: Feminist, Womanist, and Mujerista Perspectives, originally published in the Trinity Seminary Review, and excerpted in the current issue of the Journal of Lutheran Ethics: All of the gift-wisdom of the theological essays in this book moves me [Read More...]

Political Bishops

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Earlier this week I wrote about and shared the video of the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire, Gene Robinson, on The Daily Show promoting his new book God Believes in Love. Earlier this fall, I wrote about the Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois, Thomas Paprocki, and his charged political [Read More...]

The Most Interesting Chapter in the Bible

Matthew 1:1-17. Yes, it’s a genealogy. Yes, these are the parts of the biblical text that I tell students they can skip reading, since they’re what I call the “yada yada yada” of the bible.  The author’s way of saying:  time passes, stuff happens, let’s move on. But if you remember Seinfeld as I do, [Read More...]

Honorable Mention: Bishop Gene & Hope

The Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire, Gene Robinson, was on The Daily Show last night.  In case you missed it, here’s the first part of the interview:   The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook A few of his [Read More...]

Getting Theological: Sin

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I’m getting back to my series of posts in which I “Get Theological” with the range of topics common in Christian systematic theology.  In case you missed any, so far I’ve written about God, being human, Jesus as Christ, remember Sabbath, church, and the bible.  This post focuses on the Christian claims about fundamental flaws [Read More...]


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