At the Intersection of Fruitvale & Clay


The following is an excerpt of a piece I wrote that was published earlier this month in my local newspaper, the Jacksonville Journal-Courier: I left some flowers at the corner of Morton and Clay … just a few I’d picked from my garden and tied with a ribbon, laid on the corner next to a [Read More...]

On Feminist Pioneers & White People Getting Out of the Way


The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America made history today by electing the first woman to serve as its Presiding Bishop.  Rev. Elizabeth Eaton has served as bishop of the Northeastern Ohio Synod of the ELCA since 2006, and was ordained in 1981.  That was eleven years after the church began ordaining women in 1970. It [Read More...]

“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...]

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...]

We’ve Come A Long Way, Baby?


Rev. Gene Robinson, groundbreaking retired Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire, writes this month over at The Washington Post about the recent election of Dr. Guy Erwin as the first openly gay bishop in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  I wrote a bit on this historic shift here, and Robinson notes what a difference a [Read More...]

Lutheran Pride


June is LGBT Pride Month and so it’s a particularly good time to celebrate the fact that Rev. Dr. Guy Erwin has been elected by the Southwest California Synod to be the first openly gay bishop in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. President Barack Obama’s 2013 proclamation about Pride Month reads in part: Lesbian, [Read More...]

The Women Who Stayed


The stabbing of British soldier Lee Rigby in the middle of the afternoon on a London street last week is a terrible horrible no good very bad story.  To me, one aspect of the story is striking: They [the attackers] dragged the almost beheaded body of their victim into the road and walked up and [Read More...]

Top Three Posts in April


The top three most viewed posts in April 2013 here at feminismxianity were: Red Logo Resistance: Homonationalism and the HRC What’s Really Being Ignored in the Gosnell Case? Why Guys Throw Bombs It was a complex (difficult? tragic?) month for news related to religion, politics, and gender, and I think you see that these posts [Read More...]