Myth Heads Overrun Blogger!

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Fellow Patheos blogger Kimberly Knight has penned an awesomely creative response to “bible drive-bys” that we progressive Christian bloggers have become all to accustomed to.  Check out the comments section in my recent post on the SCOTUS marriage equality rulings for an example of bible drive-bys along with a great series of substantive responses. Here’s [Read More...]

Who’s Next to Me?

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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

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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?”

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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”

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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...]

We’ve Come A Long Way, Baby?

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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...]

God, Gays, & the Lutheran Church Basement

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Did you notice the location of the meeting between Alan Chambers, now-apologetic director of the now-former Exodus International, and the group of ex-Exodus members? The church basement. The Hollywood Lutheran Church basement was the site of the “God and Gays” episode of Our America with Lisa Ling on OWN. And it was a fitting location [Read More...]

Our Voices: “Speaking ‘He’”

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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

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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...]

Vocation Summer Camp

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This week I’m spending time in Holland, Michigan, working as part of the Scholarly Resources Project.  It’s an initiative of the Council of Independent Colleges Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) focused on developing new resources for those of us working in higher education. Here’s some description of the project: “Despite the increasing interest [Read More...]

Papa’s Day 2013

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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...]


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