Who’s the Man?

Who's our daddy?

What happens when a few good men decide manhood needs an overhaul?  Last month I mentioned the enlightening and sometimes shocking discussion that unfolded during the all-male panel moderated by Eve Ensler [a sold-out event at the Paley Center for Media] called “Breaking the Male Code: After Steubenville, A Call to Action.” (You can see the [Read More...]

Your Very Cells Call the Divine into Ending Our Rape Culture

Audrie Pott

After my last post about the Patheos theme of “Defining Moments” Mike Helbert left the comment, “It’s been awhile!” (Thanks for your note Mike!) It’s been awhile because I’ve been speechlessly saddened over the past several weeks as I listened to news story after story about young women committing suicide after being raped, often not [Read More...]

This isn’t about Beyoncé. It’s about sex.

Image by Chris Gaythen/Getty Images from Buzzfeed.com

What would it look like for women to truly, publicly, culturally claim our  power over our female sexuality? Would it look like a typical male lap-dance fantasy? Would it look like holding it closer and more geared for our own fulfillment? Or do we even know? I’m ready to start trying to find out… [Warning: [Read More...]

In the Bosom of God: Holy Female Embodiment in a Male Fantasy World

jessica-rabbit

I have not been able to forget the news story that recently kicked off the new school year for the nation: that American University assistant anthropology professor Adrienne Pine breast-fed her feverish, fitful  baby in the classroom in order to avoid cancelling the first day of class. A debate about the appropriateness of this brief, [Read More...]

How Do Femmevangelicals Talk About God?

Femmevangelicalizing the “God-talk” challenge. A couple days ago, Tony Jones challenged progressive writers to write a post about God, citing a sweeping “God-talk problem” that leaves us stuck on “social issues, the church, culture and society.” If it is a safe assumption that the Bible is widely accepted and taught as the Word of God [Read More...]


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