A Spring Semester with feminismxianity

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Spring semester classes begin today on my campus, and I’m finalizing the readings and assignments for three courses and getting ready to resume the routine that will carry me through to May.  I’ve injected a new perspective into an old introductory course, updated texts in another, as well as sifted through material for a whole [Read More...]

Justice for Chelsea? Lutheran Theology and Trans*Activism

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As the trial of Private Manning concluded this August, the convictions on more than 20 counts turned out not to be the big story for many.  Through lawyers, she issued a statement about her gender identity along with a request for the media to use her preferred name, Chelsea: “As I transition into this next [Read More...]

Transgender Awareness Week 2012

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Last week, at the annual meeting of Lutheran Women in Theological and Religious Studies at the AAR/SBL, I talked about how transgender activism and queer theory needs to be more a part of our theological reflections on what it means to be a woman.  Here’s some of what I said, framed and informed by the [Read More...]


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