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...]

Feminist Seder Prayers for Reproductive Justice

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As Jews around the world begin marking Passover, The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice has shared a series of Seder prayers that lift up women’s journey toward freedom and struggles against oppression.  This “collaborative compendium of reproductive justice Passover readings” was put together in partnership with Jewish Women International, the National Council of Jewish Women, [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...]

What Sexual Terrorism Looks Like

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This is part of an opinion piece I wrote for my local newspaper, the Jacksonville Journal-Courier, published last Thursday, March 14: As I drove south out of Jacksonville on U.S. 67 to pick my husband up at the St. Louis airport, I thought of her.  The 16-year old girl who punched the cop impersonator in [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...]

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...]

A Prayer for Women’s History Month

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As President Barack Obama officially proclaimed last week, March is women’s history month in the United States: Women’s History Month is a time to remember those who fought to make that freedom as real for our daughters as for our sons. Written out of the promise of the franchise, they were women who reached up [Read More...]

The Personal Is Theological

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There are a lot of reasons why we need Lana Dalberg’s new book, Birthing God: Women’s Experiences of the Divine, released this week and available in print and for your Kindle. We need this book because we still need to hear more women’s stories.  Feminism and the women’s movement in the U.S. has long helped [Read More...]


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