About Jennifer D. Crumpton

Rev. Jennifer D. Crumpton is the author of Femmevangelical: The Modern Girl’s Guide to the Good News. She is a writer, speaker, and media commentator at the intersection of religion, politics, social justice and popular culture.

Jennifer spent more than a decade as a corporate advertising executive for Fortune 500 brands before reconsidering her calling and graduating with a Master of Divinity in 2011 from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. Her study included inter-faith dialogue and faith-based social justice, feminist theology, and Christian social and structural ethics.

Jennifer lives in New York City and is ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Kim Davis is no hero.

  Full confession: I used to be a bully Christian too. I was raised in an environment where people believed their personal, specifically evangelical — and often misguided — interpretation of the Bible should be rule of law, forced upon everyone. We were the only ones who were “RIGHT”, after all. Over time, study, reflection and [Read More…]

3 ways Bill Maher is a hard-core Femmevangelical

  You might be thinking, Bill Maher is a an atheist, lady. But honestly, as a Christian minister, I have to say he’s a model Christian, too. 1. He knows what Jesus actually stood for. And it wasn’t war, violence, misogyny, corruption, bullying, self-centeredness or discrimination. Maher has always seen the irony of a traditional [Read More…]

Amy Schumer is a Femmevangelical

She may be a brilliant comedian, but she’s just as effective when she’s serious. Schumer is using her considerable influence to talk about the theater shooting in Louisiana during a showing of her movie Trainwreck last month, which injured 11 and killed two young women. Standing by her cousin New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, she [Read More…]

Thank you, Michael Cohen.

Michael Cohen’s automatic response in defense of Trump — “And, of course, understand that by the very definition, you can’t rape your spouse” — is actually a gift to society. It reminds us that the rape culture — a world in which rape is overlooked, joked about, disbelieved, minimized, and even accepted as normal or [Read More…]

2015 Women’s World Cup: If heroes don’t get paid equally, who will?

Yesterday’s dominating FIFA Women’s World Cup victory by the U.S. Women’s National Team over Japan (5-2) set a television record: It was the most-watched soccer match ever in the U.S. on a single network. Between 21.0 million and 23.5 million viewers tuned in; the 15.2 rating is comparable to Game 7 of the World Series. [Read More…]

Interview with Rachelle Mee-Chapman

Rachelle Mee-Chapman is a former evangelical minister who now offers coaching and community to women who are are a little bit relig-ish. What does that mean, how did she get there, and what might her upcoming project mean to you? Read along and find out in this online interview. You were an evangelical pastor. For [Read More…]

White Male Terrorism: Where is the ‘War’?

Nine people are dead after 21-year-old suspect Dylann Roof entered the Emanuel AME Church — an historic African Methodist Episcopal church in South Carolina — and sat for an hour before opening fire on gathered churchgoers. The U.S. Department of Justice has begun a hate crime investigation, since surviving witnesses relayed that the gunman said [Read More…]

Burying the Dead, Resurrecting Our Lives

Here’s another excerpt from Femmevangelical: The Modern Girl’s Guide to the Good News. This is from the chapter titled “‘In the Beginning’ Gets a New Ending”, which breaks down biblical literalism, describes how the New Testament was canonized, brings forward buried texts, and explores the history and purpose of mythos and logos.   Burying the [Read More…]

The Truth About Ruth: Huckabee Trips on Theology and Equal Pay

Gov. Mike Huckabee flew to New York City Wednesday after announcing his GOP presidential bid in his hometown of Hope, Arkansas. He answered questions from a pool of voters on The Kelly File, and mine was: “You recently said you ‘speak Jesus’. As a Christian minister myself, I wonder which female character in the Bible [Read More…]

Christian Disdain for Women Now Solution to War on Terror? Jesus Says No.

Yesterday, a FOX News host on the show Outnumbered (Out#) contributed to a discussion about how to stop terror recruitment among vulnerable immigrant communities in the United States by incoherently suggesting our government employ a “more robust, manly, not feminized, version of Christianity.” I wholeheartedly condemn this kind of sexist, dangerous, anti-Christian language about my [Read More…]