Archives for Aug 14, 2013 @ 10:22

Women, Doubling Down

From Sarah Green and Walter Frick: Wonks have zeroed in on a detail of last Friday’s lackluster jobs report and a recent report from the Urban Institute to discuss a notable data point: a small decline in the number of twentysomething women entering the workforce. Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas of the Washington Post write, “In particular, [labor [Read More…]

Nine Reasons to Run from a Church

From Roger Olson: So here are my suggestions for behaviors that should cause people to RUN from a congregation EVEN IF it is perfectly orthodox doctrinally and even though its reputation is evangelical: 1) Condoning (including covering up) sexual abuse or sexual immorality of leaders within itself. 2) Silencing honest and constructive dissent. 3) Treating [Read More…]

Miriam is Not Alone

Feminism is not all the same, but one feature of all theological feminism is a heightened alert to how women are treated. Take, for example, Miriam, Moses’ sister. My colleague, Claude Mariottini in  Rereading the Biblical Text: Searching for Meaning and Understanding, wonders if translators of the Old Testament have been consistently fair to Miriam. [Read More…]