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March 27, 2014
Last night, I delivered the following as part of a series of "Big Tent" speeches...
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...
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 18, 2014
Of Course Barbie
Of course Barbie is in the 50th anniversary of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue and on...
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...
February 11, 2014
Moving Justice Forward: VDay 2014?
Rehearsals for The Vagina Monologues have begun on my campus again this year and I...
January 27, 2014
“Our Mother …”
Many arguments for male-exclusive language for God insist that use of female images and names...
January 20, 2014
“Listen to Those of Us Fighting”
My Women in Islam class meets tonight for the first time this semester. It’s a...
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 21, 2013
For a Feminist Winter Solstice
I love and abhor these dark days of winter. I love lighting candles, using my...
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 03, 2013
Racism, Sexism, & The Holiday Classics
I just ruined “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” for my husband this year. He’s endlessly irritated...
November 27, 2013
Truth, Generosity, & Gratitude
In a longer piece at Feminism and Religion last year, Carol Christ shared this story...
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 18, 2013
Speaking Her Story
A whole lot of people read my post last month in response to Simone Jhingoor’s...
November 05, 2013
BREAKING: Marriage Equality IS Coming to Illinois!
This just in from Illinois Unites For Marriage: The Illinois House just passed the freedom...
October 31, 2013
Honorable Mention: Lutheran Heritage Chair Kit Kleinhans
Today is Reformation Day, when Lutherans mark a moment when the good Dr. Martin Luther...
October 29, 2013
Doing Something Real: The #ICHairRaiser
I tweet-captioned this photo “At #IllinoisCollege we just might give you the hair off our...
October 24, 2013
Maybe You Shouldn’t Marry Him
I was almost as uncomfortable as Simone Jhingoor this morning. But I was safe at...
October 18, 2013
Why Affordable Care Matters for Women
Given that the Affordable Care Act remains a political football more than three years after...
October 14, 2013
“Women Breaking Silence”
What follows here is part of a ritual for domestic violence awareness, one of several...
October 09, 2013
“… and I Would Like to Listen”
On Saturday, October 5, 2013, two church bodies faced significant moments in the history of...
October 07, 2013
It’s My Birthday! … & Other Awareness Events
October seems to be full of things of which you should be aware, only one...
October 03, 2013
Apply Now: Faith & Reproductive Justice Institute
If 2012 taught us anything, it was that the conservative forces seeking to deny women...
September 30, 2013
Pluralism, Marriage, & Religious Freedom
The following is an excerpt from a commentary I wrote for my local newspaper, the...
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