“They Think That God is A Tiny Little Conservative Being”

If you haven’t had a chance, do take the time to watch 16-year old Malala Yousafzai addressing young people at the United Nations last week. Watching her is really remarkable.  Here are a few things that she said not only about educating girls along with boys, but also for the multi-faith inspiration for her nonviolent response [Read More…]

I Am Not Trayvon Martin

In 1903 they were true.  In 2013 they remain true.  The words of W.E.B. DuBois about what it means to be a black man in the United States, with which Melissa Harris-Perry began her program’s footnote the day after Trayvon Martin’s killer was found not guilty: “Between me and the other world there is ever [Read More…]

Who’s Next to Me?

I was annoyed when I found out that some people think Emeli Sande’s song “Next To Me” was about God (or more specifically Jesus) and not about an awesome male partner.  Partly because I loved the catchy tune when I first heard it, and because it made me think of my awesome husband.  Maybe too [Read More…]

Top Three Posts in June

The most viewed posts here at feminismxianity in June 2013 certainly point to what some of the big news of the summer has been so far: Macklemore’s Theology of Same Love Red Logo Resistance: Homonationalism and the HRC God, Gays, & the Lutheran Church Basement Others rounding out the top ten include four other posts [Read More…]

Our Voices: “Who Says?”

This summer, I’ll be sharing a series of short personal stories from the Our Voices, Our Stories booklet published by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Justice for Women program.  It is available in full on the program’s website, and is described thus: “Rooted in the gospel, truth-telling is a part of all social change, [Read More…]

“You Call Us, Christ-Sophia”

Recently, I shared a story about the power of images and language for God in which the author asks: How many biblical images of God are there?  What about the deeply theological work behind expansive language for God?  We were indoctrinating children into an exclusively male image of God and it didn’t seem like anyone noticed or [Read More…]

Our Voices: “Speaking ‘He'”

This summer, I’ll be sharing a series of short personal stories from the Our Voices, Our Stories booklet published by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Justice for Women program.  It is available in full on the program’s website, and is described thus: “Rooted in the gospel, truth-telling is a part of all social change, [Read More…]

Leaning In Since 1960

Not me, that is. I was more than a decade away from being born when Valerie Saiving published her pivotal article, “The Human Situation: A Feminine View,” in the Journal of Religion, critiquing the traditional Christian idea of sin as pride.  In a more academic, theological, and less press-savvy way, Saiving was in fact telling [Read More…]

Papa’s Day 2013

Check out the great series of e-cards for Papa’s Day 2013 from Strong Families.  Some of the images are embedded here. This builds on the success of the Mama’s Day campaign in recent years, which I talked about last month.  It all comes from the organization whose motto simply is:  “All Families Matter.” Strong Families is [Read More…]