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August 18, 2014
Voices on Ferguson
In some crisis moments, some of us do well to listen, learn, and read as...
July 31, 2014
“Christians Get In Jacked-Up Situations, Too”
"My belief in God tells me that the most important thing you can do for...
July 16, 2014
It’s Just Church (with a response)
I wrote the following commentary which was published last week in my local newspaper, the...
July 08, 2014
This week I will be in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for the final meeting of a...
July 02, 2014
Lutheran Theology 101
A few weeks ago, I was asked by blogger Tylor Standley to answer a few...
June 16, 2014
“It Is Time.” Terry Tempest Williams’ Open Letter to LDS Church Leaders
I have written here before about ongoing Mormon feminist activism, including the day of action...
June 13, 2014
The Fault in Our Religion
From time to time I feature guest posts from thoughtful people. It seems appropriate that...
May 20, 2014
Last week, I shared a few reflections on two books that started my summer reading...
May 16, 2014
The Cross & Gendercide: The Problem is Still Patriarchy
Once I determined who the audience of Elizabeth Gerhardt’s The Cross and Gendercide is, I...
May 14, 2014
#ReadingHannah :: A Lutheran-ish Sacramental Novel
The twinning of life and death starts early in Hannah, Delivered, the new novel by...
May 12, 2014
Your Summer (Feminist) (Theological) Reading List
I received an email query this weekend that read, in part: I’m looking for some...
April 29, 2014
Religious Freedom … Really (UCC edition)
I’ve written before about the problems with so many claims of protecting “religious freedom” in...
March 24, 2014
This Week in Religious Freedom & Healthcare
This picture of me shouldn’t be revolutionary. And yet … Here is a great 90...
March 13, 2014
Women, Race, & Ministry: Streams Run Uphill
“I wonder if people in the church have any idea how much pain we inflict...
March 11, 2014
Who Are You? On Quizzes, Divergence, & Vocation
I finished reading Veronica Roth’s dystopian young adult novel Divergent in time for the film’s...
February 28, 2014
Jesus Feminist: Beyond Patriarchy & Proof-texting
Sarah Bessey drew me into her book Jesus Feminist with a first page promise of...
February 23, 2014
Honorable Mention: Real Spirituality for Real Life
Several people who I know and like a lot are collaborating on a new project...
February 20, 2014
Religious Freedom … For Bosses Only?
On March 25, the Supreme Court will hear two cases in which the argument will...
February 13, 2014
Dear Feminism, Let’s Talk About Religion
Gloria Steinem is right. We have to talk about religion more. When asked at the...
January 27, 2014
“Our Mother …”
Many arguments for male-exclusive language for God insist that use of female images and names...
January 22, 2014
Talking Interfaith Studies
Note: Due to the winter storm, I wasn't actually able to travel to this conference!...
January 14, 2014
A Spring Semester with feminismxianity
Spring semester classes begin today on my campus, and I’m finalizing the readings and assignments...
December 26, 2013
For Feminist Days (After Christmas)
I’ve been sharing some feminist musical resources in the days surrounding Christmas this year, and...
December 23, 2013
“Sound Forth the News” (of Feminist Christmas Carols!)
Last year, I first shared some seasonal feminist musical resources around Christmas. They feature the words of...
December 18, 2013
For a Feminist Advent
Last year, I first shared some seasonal feminist musical resources around Christmas. They feature the...
December 13, 2013
“Stories with Honesty” :: A Twitterview with Joanna Brooks
Students in my first year seminar read a series of religious autobiographies this fall, including...
December 05, 2013
Honorable Mention: Duncan’s Bar Mitzvah
If a 13-year old gets it, and can explain both the problem with adhering to...
November 21, 2013
Surviving the Academic Industrial Complex
Today I’m on my way to Baltimore for the Annual Meeting of the American Academy...
November 20, 2013
The Arc Still Bends in Illinois: Governor v. Bishop
Despite the efforts of the leaders of intolerance, Governor Pat Quinn signs marriage equality into...
November 14, 2013
Food & Faith, Diversity & Service: All in A Semester’s Work
Last week I attended the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies and presented with a colleague about...
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