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Candi Finch

Candi Finch serves as Assistant Professor of Theology in Women’s Studies at Southwestern. She loves used book stores, travelling, getting to teach young women, and eating any food (especially bacon) she doesn’t have to cook herself! Her secret ambition in life is to compete on Survivor or The Amazing Race.

The Media’s Part in Destigmatizing Sin

By on February 26, 2015 in Culture with 2 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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5 Characteristics of My Favorite Types of Students

By on January 22, 2015 in Education with 0 Comments
5 Characteristics of My Favorite Types of Students

Today school is back in session, and I have a confession to make. While I love all of my students equally, and consider it one of the greatest privileges in the world to get to invest in these women and pray for them throughout the semester, the truth is that there are some types of […]

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

By on December 9, 2014 in Culture with 52 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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