Honorable Mention: Maddow Drops Mic

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Just because this is quite possibly the best summary of the mad mad mad mad crazy election year and its results, I am sharing Rachel Maddow’s commentary from the day after.  It’s old news now, surely you have seen it (what? You haven’t? Stop what you’re doing right now and sit down and watch this!) [Read More...]

‘Merica: “The Prayer-Heavy Dinner Party”

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One of the most viewed posts I’ve written yet at Patheos was published back in September, On Christian Privilege & Being an Atheist Ally.  The response that it got and the conversations and relationships that it has sparked convinced me that there is a pretty significant need for people of faith, especially the Christian variety, [Read More...]

When Men Kill

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More than a few people and organizations pay attention to the gendered nature of gun violence, including but unfortunately not limited to what happened in Newtown, Connecticut, last week.  There, all of the adults murdered were women, and around half of the first-graders murdered were girls. From the International Action Network on Small Arms: “Women [Read More...]

Too Late. Again.

With his silence and tears more powerful than the words … “We’ve endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years.” “We are going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.” Here’s some of what I said after another mass shootings [Read More...]

Political Bishops

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Earlier this week I wrote about and shared the video of the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire, Gene Robinson, on The Daily Show promoting his new book God Believes in Love. Earlier this fall, I wrote about the Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois, Thomas Paprocki, and his charged political [Read More...]

Meet the NotReligions: Christianity, Islam, and …?

So, apparently, we’ve been doing it all wrong.  Christianity isn’t a religion!  It’s a philosophy.  Here’s how Bill O’Reilly explains it to us: Also you heard an atheist on this program last night say the federal holiday of Christmas imposes religion on him. What religion would that be? He says Christianity. But Christianity is not [Read More...]

Theology Matters: Sarah Coakley on Women Bishops

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You may have heard by now that The Church of England recently voted down a measure that would have allowed women priests to become bishops.  {~audible sigh~} Sarah Coakley points out in her article on the whole matter that the two bodies of church leadership, the houses of bishops and clergy, overwhelmingly voted in support [Read More...]

Men Talk Guns: Costas, Whitlock, & Powell

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These are the kinds of things I want to hear more men saying about guns and masculinity. In the days after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, and then himself, both in front of other people, we’ve been having our periodic too-short-conversations about gun culture.  Earlier this year, following [Read More...]

Top Three Posts in November

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These were the three most-viewed posts here at feminismxianity in November 2012: David Frum (Surprisingly?) Gets it Right on Abortion Pussy Riot = Feminism + Religion + Russia Seriously, Where’s Jesus? This last one was also picked up by and published in my local newspaper, the Jacksonville Journal-Courier, which has been lots of fun.  My [Read More...]

Interview: The Grace & The Mess

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Sally Steenland, Director of the Faith & Progressive Policy Initiative at the Center for American Progress, interviewed me recently as part of our work on Faith & Reproductive Justice this year.  The transcript, as well as the audio podcast, are available on the CAP website. Here is a sample: SS: Let me ask you another [Read More...]


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