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Candi Finch

Candi Finch serves as Assistant Professor of Theology in Women’s Studies at Southwestern and is nearing the end of her PhD studying systematic theology. She loves used book stores, getting to teach young women, and eating any food she doesn’t have to cook herself! Her secret ambition in life is to compete on Survivor or The Amazing Race.

The Message Behind Hozier’s “Take Me To Church”

By on December 9, 2014 in Culture with 3 Comments
The Message Behind Hozier’s “Take Me To Church”

A few weeks ago I had never heard of Irish recording artist Andrew Hozier-Byrne. However, as I was riding in my car scanning through radio stations one day, his song Take Me To Church caught my attention. I stumbled across the song right before the chorus, and Hozier’s haunting and compelling voice sang “Amen” several […]

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Would You Pick the Apostle Paul for Your Team?

By on October 16, 2014 in Feminism, Theology with 2 Comments
Would You Pick the Apostle Paul for Your Team?

Do you remember recess back in elementary school when the time came to engage in some sort of team sport? Imagine the scene with me: two young children stand as captains picking from a crowd of their peers in order assemble the best team possible. The star athletes go quickly; those choices are always the […]

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The Holocaust You’re Not Hearing About

By on September 9, 2014 in Global Issues with 1 Comment
The Holocaust You’re Not Hearing About

The Holocaust. Just the mention of that word conjures up images of the horrific crimes perpetrated at the hands of the Nazi regime. As a high school student, I visited the Holocaust museum in Washington, D.C., and I was horrified and outraged. The pictures of the experiments conducted on human beings haunt me to this […]

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Biblical Womanhood 101: What We Really Teach at Southwestern

By on August 19, 2014 in About, Education with 9 Comments
Biblical Womanhood 101: What We Really Teach at Southwestern

Southwestern Seminary is a great place to be a woman! We have the largest women’s programs faculty of any evangelical seminary and offer specialized concentrations and degrees at the certificate, college, masters, and doctorate levels for women preparing for ministry who want to know what the Bible says specifically about women and to women. We […]

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Does Anything Trump Scripture?

By on August 12, 2014 in Ministry, Theology with 7 Comments
Does Anything Trump Scripture?

When it comes to women serving in different capacities in ministry, what acts as the final word for you in determining what is appropriate and what is not? What is your ultimate authority or final court of appeals? Does some human authority or some supposed pragmatic reason ever trump Scripture? Have you ever found yourself […]

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Why is Holiness so “Uncool”?

By on July 1, 2014 in Theology with 0 Comments
Why is Holiness so “Uncool”?

Why is holiness so uncool? I don’t mean among lost people; I mean among Christians. These days it seems that some Christians are afraid of holiness or have simply abandoned it as a meaningful concept. In 2012, Crossway released Kevin De Young’s book The Hole in Our Holiness (worth checking out!), and in a review […]

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Can There Be Real Equality with Distinctions?

Can There Be Real Equality with Distinctions?

Distinction: We believe that God has given women and men distinctive roles within the family and the church; that these roles were intentionally created and given prior to human sin; that according to God’s design, these roles are interdependent but not interchangeable (Gen 2:18-25; 1 Cor 11:3, 8-9, 11-12; 1 Tim 2:12-14). My Personal Journey […]

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Are You Too Smart for Your Own Good?

By on April 8, 2014 in Dating, Women's Issues with 4 Comments
Are You Too Smart for Your Own Good?

Put another way: Do certain degrees make you less likely to be “marriage material”? That type of question is one I get at least once a month. Seriously. In recent weeks, I’ve been asked three different versions of it: Will getting a PhD mean that no guy will ever want to marry me? If I […]

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10 Quick Lessons about Ministry from Paul

By on February 13, 2014 in Ministry with 0 Comments
10 Quick Lessons about Ministry from Paul

One of the greatest blessings of my life has been having the opportunity to be mentored by several amazing women of God since I was a teenager.  These ladies have taught me valuable lessons about what it means to live for God and serve Him. In addition, I have learned so much about ministry by […]

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When You Just Want to Quit

By on January 9, 2014 in Faith with 3 Comments
When You Just Want to Quit

Have you ever faced a task that seemed impossible? Maybe you just don’t feel up to the journey? I am in the middle of writing my dissertation, and I have to admit there are days when I just want to throw my hands up and quit because the road ahead seems too daunting. Even though […]

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