Family and Relationships
Why Are Some Catholics "Militarizing" their Faith?
Angry Staff Officer
Jerry Falwell Jr.'s Christian Defense Of Donald Trump Has...
New! Faith Leaders Database
Holiness and Pentecostal
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Presbyterian and Reformed
see all religions
Chicagoland's Pastor Scandals Of Power
The Most Sobering Thing about the Racial Dot Map
Creationism is Bigger Than the Age of the Earth Question
An Open Letter To the So-Called Exhausted Majority
Resources For the Faith Seeker
E-Books and Other Special Offers
7 Day Prayer Challenge for Spouses
A Different Kind of Christian
Jesus Is Love
Pastors and Church Leaders
The Saints We Love
Who Is God?
Get newsletters and updates
get the latest from
Sign up for our newsletter
Get updates from Anxious Bench delivered straight to your inbox
Also, send me the Evangelical Newsletter and special offers.
Also, send me the Evangelical Newsletter.
Please also opt me in for Exclusive Offers from Patheos’s Partners
Privacy and Data Policy
About the Authors
Agnes R. Howard
Thomas Albert (Tal) Howard
Kristin Kobes Du Mez
Beth Allison Barr
Select a Category
African American Religion
American Religious History
Beth Allison Barr
death with dignity
Kristin Kobes Du Mez
religion and the university
religion and war
Roman Catholic church
Southern Baptist Convention
Sunday Night Odds and Ends
Select a Month
February 20, 2019
Disrupting Christian Patriarchy: Russell Moore is Right (Sort Of)
My husband, however, is definitely right. He suggested I explain two things before I continue...
February 06, 2019
Disrupting Christian Patriarchy: Isn’t It About Time?
In July 1934, the deacons met at First Baptist Church Elm Mott, a Southern Baptist...
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 09, 2019
What Will Evangelicals Say to Jesus?
"White Jesus has blood on him." Angela Tarango, Associate Professor of Religion at Trinity University,...
December 12, 2018
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...
November 06, 2018
When Evangelicals Affirmed Women as Preachers and Evangelists
While the Evangelical Free Church no longer ordains women, two of its founders celebrated the...
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 05, 2018
Suffragettes, Gnostics, and the Divine Feminine
I have blogged a great deal on a variety of topics we can loosely call...
October 04, 2018
Evangelicals, Let’s Talk About Violence Against Women
So, it turns out close to half of all white evangelicals think Brett Kavanaugh should...
October 03, 2018
My First Sermon: The Faith of a Woman
I teach and research sermons. Two weeks ago, on September 11, I had the privilege...
September 26, 2018
Sexual Misconduct in Seventeenth-Century New England
Partly because they took church discipline so seriously, New England Congregationalists tended to act mercifully...
September 26, 2018
Fundamentalist Mormons, Essential Oils, and the Antiestablishment Gospel
Tara Westover on the context of her family's essential oils business
September 11, 2018
Good Night Stories for Rebel Christian Girls
Chris reviews a popular children's collection of biographies that largely neglects the role of religion...
July 25, 2018
To Submit or Not to Submit? A Medieval Woman’s Tale….
It was a bright, sunny day in King's Lynn last week. A faint breeze of...
June 13, 2018
Sorry, John Piper, (Medieval) Christianity Doesn’t Have A Masculine Feel
A carved image, about two feet tall, stands alone in a glass case in the...
May 30, 2018
Paige Patterson Is My Fault, Too
For years, I attended complementarian churches. I kept telling myself that maybe things would change. ...
May 16, 2018
Is There Hope for Evangelical Women?
My daughter and I were walking our new puppy when my phone buzzed. It was...
May 08, 2018
Why Beth Moore’s Letter Makes Me Hopeful
Chris reflects on the significance of Beth Moore as an emerging leader of evangelicalism in...
April 05, 2018
Will Beth Moore Help Save Evangelicalism?
"Lord, I repent of ways I've been complicit in & contributed to misogyny & sexism...
March 26, 2018
Can Surrogacy Be a Christian Ministry?
Recently Christianity Today offered Kate Shellnutt’s report of a new baby boom: more evangelical women...
February 08, 2018
Forgiveness or Hypocrisy? Evangelicals, Abuse, and the Witness of Rachael Denhollander
Access Hollywood. Roy Moore. Stormy Daniels. The cast of characters may shift from one scandal...
January 24, 2018
Could Medieval Women Preach? Stop Using Paul Against Women Pt 3
Two days ago, John Piper answered the question of a male seminary student at Desiring...
January 16, 2018
Jessica Hahn and Evangelical Silence on Sexual Abuse
We are so pleased to welcome back John Wigger to the Anxious Bench. John Wigger...
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
November 15, 2017
A Serious Proposal for Academic Conferences: Ban Harvey Weinsteins
It was during a major academic conference. A male colleague alerted me that a female...
October 19, 2017
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...
Related posts from
The University of Iowa versus Evangelicalism
Yun Ch’iho Meets Jim Crow
The SBC Report and the Importance of Journalism
Disrupting Christian Patriarchy: Isn't It About Time?
Advertise With Us
Terms of Service
Write For Us
Follow Us on Facebook
Copyright 2008-2017, Patheos. All rights reserved.