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January 23, 2019
Christians Must Face The Reality Of Rape Culture
I am so pleased to welcome guest blogger Leslie Hahner, PhD, to The Anxious Bench...
January 15, 2019
12 Books by Women You Should Read This Year
An Anxious Bench book club: 12 books by - and mostly about - women that...
January 08, 2019
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December 26, 2018
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A Tale of Two Mennonite Pastors: Siblings, Gender, and How to Disagree
Today we welcome Regina Wenger to the Anxious Bench. Regina is a doctoral student in...
November 14, 2018
Disrupting Evangelical Biblical Womanhood
I want to tell you two stories. The first one is really disturbing, so prepare...
October 17, 2018
Why I am Speaking Out for Evangelical Women
The same afternoon Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court, one of my friends sent...
October 09, 2018
Highlights from the 2018 Conference on Faith and History
Days after returning from Grand Rapids, I'm still digesting all the speeches, papers, and conversations...
September 06, 2018
Hobby Lobby Evangelicalism
Is evangelicalism a political movement? There’s been a lot of talk about how to define...
May 02, 2018
The Myth of Biblical Womanhood?
In 2012, Rachel Held Evans—a New York Times bestselling author of American Christianity--wrote a stunningly...
March 28, 2018
The Feminisms of Madeline L’Engle and Betty Friedan
Though she did not overtly situate her work within feminist conversations, L’Engle nonetheless points toward...
March 21, 2018
Paul Interrupted: A Medieval Perspective
Just a few years ago, my entire family (parents, siblings, aunts, and my grandfather) attended...
January 10, 2018
It’s Time to Stop Using Paul Against Women: A Short Reading List
This summer I went to the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery in London for...
December 27, 2017
It is Time to Stop Using Paul Against Women: A New Year’s Resolution for Christians
“I hate Paul.” I can’t tell you how many times I have heard that from...
December 20, 2017
Blaming the Victim: Billy Sunday and Male Power
How evangelicals abet a culture of masculine aggression
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Me Too. And Why This is a Christian Problem.
Female “purity” was highly prized in Victorian Christianity, but a sexual double standard let men...
October 18, 2017
Romans 8:31, Chris Tomlin, And The Faith Of A Medieval Woman
"Water You turned into wine; Opened the eyes of the blind; There's no one like...
September 21, 2017
Pumpkin Spice and the Melancholy of Autumn
This post originally appeared at Historical Horizons, but like pumpkin spice lattes, it keeps coming...
September 20, 2017
An Ordinary Preaching Woman in a Texas Baptist Church, c. 1930
In a 2006 interview, Wayne Grudem argued that female leaders in the church (especially pastors)...
September 06, 2017
The Medieval Counsel of Biblical Womanhood
The Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood exploded my twitter feed last week. As a...
July 13, 2017
Recalibrating the “Evangelical Paradigm”
A growing body of evidence points to a pitched battle between evangelical and churchly Protestants...
June 28, 2017
Wonder Woman and Complementarianism
I found myself thinking about complementarianism while watching the new Wonder Woman movie.
May 18, 2017
10 Things Christians Get Wrong About Feminism
“Christian feminism” is an oxymoron. …and “secular feminism” is a tautology. Yes, there are certainly...
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Are we at the end of one era in the history of evangelicalism and the...
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Guest blogger Andrea Turpin reflects on the value of diversity in Christian higher education, as...
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Fairness for All: A Call for Culture Peacemakers?
For nearly half a century, American Christians have, to greater and lesser degrees, embraced the...
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Please Stop Talking About “The Mother of All Bombs”
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Recently, Karen Swallow Prior spoke out against the "Billy Graham rule"--married men distancing themselves from...
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Academic Freedom, Christian Higher Education, and the History of Sexuality
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