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Candi Finch

The Puzzling Case of Maternal Feminism

By on March 1, 2016 in Feminism with 1 Comment
The Puzzling Case of Maternal Feminism

Have you ever had one of those moments that left you utterly speechless? Rarely has that ever happened to me. That’s not surprising since my childhood nickname was “mouth” (I had many thoughts and opinions to offer my parents from an early age; I am not sure they thought I was as brilliant as I […]

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David Bowie, Glam Rock, and Gender Rebellion

By on January 26, 2016 in Gender with 1 Comment
David Bowie, Glam Rock, and Gender Rebellion

As many in the world mourn the passing of musical icon and innovator David Bowie from liver cancer on January 10, 2016, the influence of his 1970s, androgynous, glam rock alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, lives on in contemporary discussions about gender.   The Separation of Gender and Sex Even if you are not a child […]

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First Wave Feminism in America

By on October 15, 2015 in Feminism with 2 Comments
First Wave Feminism in America

Later this month, the movie Suffragette will release in American theaters. I am eagerly awaiting opening weekend to see how the filmmakers portray the early movement of feminism in Great Britain as women fought for the right to vote there. In anticipation of that movie, readers may be interested in learning a bit more about how […]

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The Influence of Dorothy Kelley Patterson

By on September 17, 2015 in Education with 1 Comment
The Influence of Dorothy Kelley Patterson

This week, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary installed the Dorothy Kelley Patterson Chair of Women’s Studies. For those not familiar with academic nomenclature and procedures, the importance of the establishment of such a chair means that the wonderful donors who gave the money to establish this chair believe in the importance of equipping women for ministry […]

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True Beauty

By on August 6, 2015 in Christian Life with 0 Comments
True Beauty

“Am I Pretty or Ugly?”  Since 2009, close to 25,000 teen girls have posted videos of themselves on YouTube asking that very question. Then, they have encouraged people to leave comments weighing in on the question. Tragically, the results have not been uplifting. Many of these young women are bombarded by mean and thoughtless comments. […]

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Considering Rachel Held Evans’ Searching for Sunday

By on May 21, 2015 in Culture with 0 Comments
Considering Rachel Held Evans’ Searching for Sunday

“Peruse this little tract with an humble, sincere, and candid spirit, and not with an inclination to cavil and criticize, and you will not fail to reap some degree of profit from it. It was written with a hearty desire that you might wholly devote yourself to God.” – Madame Guyon in the preface to […]

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Living a Life of Uncompromised Faith

By on April 21, 2015 in Faith with 1 Comment
Living a Life of Uncompromised Faith

“But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself…” (Daniel 1:8a)   Standing Strong Even When Circumstances Are Out of Your Control  Daniel and his friends were probably around 15 years of age when they were taken captive and transported to Babylon. They were ripped from their homeland and separated from their […]

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The Futility of A False Religion

By on March 26, 2015 in Global Issues, Jesus with 5 Comments
The Futility of A False Religion

Over Spring Break I had the opportunity to visit a country in South Asia, a country brimming with kind people, a rich history, and many beautiful cultural traditions. However, during the trip, I got to observe men and women practicing Hinduism, and I was struck by the absolute futility of it. My heart broke for […]

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The Media’s Part in Destigmatizing Sin

By on February 26, 2015 in Culture with 3 Comments
The Media’s Part in Destigmatizing Sin

When I started high school, it was a big transition in my life. I was moving from the small, religious, private school that I had attended for my entire childhood to a large, public high school. I still remember one of my first days of school when another student shouted an obscene word loudly in […]

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I’m Single – Why Should “Homemaking” Matter to Me?

By on February 19, 2015 in House and Home with 4 Comments
I’m Single – Why Should “Homemaking” Matter to Me?

You’ve probably heard that, starting tonight, Southwestern is hosting The Art of Homemaking Conference.[1] As I’ve talked about this conference series with our students, I keep getting two pretty different reactions. Some women who are really looking forward to the conference get excited whenever I bring it up. However, other women I talk to kind […]

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