Honorable Mention: Resisting Structural Evil

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It seems fitting to Good Friday for me to share a bit about a new book by my friend and colleague Dr. Cynthia Moe-Lobeda: Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation.  Good Friday, to me, puts Christians squarely at the intersection of the real power of death and destruction in the world, and the hope [Read More...]

Me & Oz

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The following is an excerpt from a piece that my husband, Mark Schelske, wrote over at Fantasy Matters last week.  It’s his take on why I love The Wizard of Oz, and he makes a connection between that love and my second book, Two Reformers. In sum, Caryn’s book compares a 20th century feminist academic, [Read More...]

Midwife Divine

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Rev. Jann Aldredge-Clanton has shared a new recording of her song “Midwife Divine Now Calls Us,” performed by the choir at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina.  This, and other wonderful compositions, are available in her book Inclusive Hymns for Liberating Christians. About the song, Jann writes: “One of the Divine Feminine names [Read More...]

Failing Easter

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I wrote earlier this season about how I’m probably Failing Lent.  I hinted there that I’d write more about my lack of enthusiasm for this season, and so here are a few words about how I’m failing Easter too.  I’ve been failing Easter every since my feminist consciousness started coming to theological terms with this [Read More...]

Honorable Mention: NetVUE

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This weekend, I’m heading to Indianapolis for the biannual conference of the National Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education.  It’s a project of the Council of Independent Colleges, whose purposes include: Deepen our understanding of the intellectual and theological substance of vocational exploration; Examine the role of intellectual and theological reflection and vocational exploration in [Read More...]

And They Awarded Me A PhD

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I know everyone has moved on to the Harlem Shake madness now, but please do check out this Gagnam Style parody video produced at one of my alma mater’s … the Lutheran School of Theology At Chicago: No better place! [Read more...]

I Don’t Care If Jesus Was A Feminist

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Over at the God’s Politics blog, Adam Ericksen revives the conversation about whether or not Jesus was a feminist.  It’s a thing that progressives like to talk about from time to time, and was relatively common for Christian feminist theologians and biblical scholars to assert in the 1970s and 1980s. I don’t see what difference [Read More...]

Thank You, Abortion Providers

Sunday, March 10, was National Thank An Abortion Provider Day.  I had the privilege of meeting Dr. Willie Parker last year in Washington, D.C., at the Center for American Progress, and wanted to share this short video of him accepting the Moody-Patterson Award for Leadership in Reproductive Justice.  It was presented by the Religious Coalition [Read More...]

Failing Lent

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I know there are some great bloggers here at Patheos writing about various Lenten themes and questions.  I just can’t muster up the interest and energy for this season like I can for Advent.  It’s not because I only want religion and theology to be happy, it’s specifically because mandated self-denial and the bloody cross [Read More...]

Top Three Posts in February

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The top three most viewed posts here at feminismxianity in February were: Because God Said: Farmers, Myth, and Truth Refuse Easy Answers A Merry Feminist Valentine’s Day The first two posts were a little unsettling for some folks … white folks.  If you haven’t read them, I hope that you do and tell me what [Read More...]


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