“Our Mother …”

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Many arguments for male-exclusive language for God insist that use of female images and names for God is a modern radical feminist plot to overthrow the church.  To the contrary, scripture and the Christian tradition are full of such images that have simply been crowded out by the dominance of patriarchal views of God. Rev. [Read More...]

For Feminist Days (After Christmas)

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I’ve been sharing some feminist musical resources in the days surrounding Christmas this year, and last year did the same … check out these links if you want more!  Today brings one last offering from Rev. Jann Aldredge-Clanton’s work on Inclusive Hymns for Liberating Christians, this time recorded by Vocal Divine at herchurch/Ebenezer Lutheran in [Read More...]

“God Calls Us All to Join Her Labor”

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I have been in two different conversations with leaders in the churches this summer in which the ongoing need for inclusive and expansive language and images for the divine has come up.  I’ve shared stories and resources here on this blog that identify and speak to that need.  But truthfully, I find it hard to [Read More...]

“Our Multiple, Messy, In-Process Selves”

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I first met Darcy Baxter several years ago at a Faith and Feminism conference at Ebenezer/herchurch Lutheran in San Francisco, and have had the joy of getting to know more about her and her work through our participation in The Faith & Reproductive Justice Leadership Institute at The Center for American Progress in Washington D.C. [Read More...]

A Healing Priestess, ‘Changing Church’

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Around Christmas, I shared some of the creative work that Jann Aldredge-Clanton has done with Christian hymns and inclusive, female-centered language and images for the divine.  I also want to share one in her series of profiles of remarkable faith leaders who are, in her words, “changing church.”  In her book of the same name, [Read More...]

Support the Goddess Mural

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I’ve had the privilege of worshipping and speaking at herchurch in San Francisco a couple of times in recent years.  It’s a creative community committed to celebrating the divine presence “through many names and metaphors,” particularly those that are female: “We are a diverse community, standing firmly within the Christian tradition in order to re-image [Read More...]


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