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...]

Let Justice Roll Down

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Rev. Jann Aldredge-Clanton has shared a new recording and video of her song “Let Justice Like Waters Roll Down,” performed by the Chancel Choir and congregation of Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, conducted by Rev. Larry E. Schultz.  The words of course are from the book of Amos in the Hebrew Bible, [Read More...]

“Our Multiple, Messy, In-Process Selves”

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I first met Darcy Baxter several years ago at a Faith and Feminism conference at Ebenezer/herchurch Lutheran in San Francisco, and have had the joy of getting to know more about her and her work through our participation in The Faith & Reproductive Justice Leadership Institute at The Center for American Progress in Washington D.C. [Read More...]

Telling the Truth About Privilege

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On Saturday, the Illinois College Board of Trustees voted to promote me to Professor of Religion.  For those of you not familiar with the academic hamster wheel and ladder, this is the highest ‘regular’ rank that a professor can achieve.  Full Professor.  It’s what comes after lecturer, instructor, assistant professor, and associate professor.  Beyond this, [Read More...]


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