His Wisdom for Her World

Katie McCoy

Katie McCoy serves as Assistant Professor of Theology in Women's Studies at the College at Southwestern. She holds a PhD in Systematic Theology from Southwestern (2016). Her dissertation is on Old Testament laws about women's personhood and what they teach us about women's dignity and social justice.

The Day I Ditched My 5-Year Plan

By on March 30, 2017 in Christian Life with 1 Comment

I wasn’t supposed to be wearing contacts today. Actually, I wasn’t supposed to be wearing contacts ever again. After 20-some years of fulfilling ever-increasing prescriptions, fumbling around the bathroom counter every morning to find that little blue case, and looking like I’d just seen the end of Steel Magnolias every time mascara flecked off an […]

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We Can’t Be Pro-life If We’re Not Anti-Poverty

By on November 3, 2016 in Culture with 6 Comments

We can’t truly be pro-life if we’re not anti-poverty. Follow me through the facts here. Last month, the organization Planned Parenthood celebrated its 100-year anniversary. Since 1916, founder Margaret Sanger’s vision for this organization, reflected even it’s very name, was that every child be a wanted child. But underneath this mantra lay an ambition of […]

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Oh The Tangled Web We Weave!

By on October 13, 2016 in Christian Life, Faith with 2 Comments

I hate roaches. I just loathe them. Maybe my disgust is compounded by growing up in Florida where the roaches have wings! I mean, seriously, is there any more nightmarish, repulsive bug? What is it about roaches that makes us instant princess-and-the-pea type wimps? Ask us to stand up to social injustice? You got it! […]

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Theology Thursday: Understanding the Mosaic of the Atonement

By on August 25, 2016 in Theology with 0 Comments

I grew up in St. Louis, MO, and one of my favorite places in the city is the Cathedral Basilica. This massive cathedral holds the largest collection of mosaic art in the entire world. It’s breathtaking! Wall-to-wall, intricate glass pieces line vaulted ceilings and vast archways, creating portraits that depict entire stories. Up close, you […]

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Theology Thursday: Did Jesus Actually Claim to Be God?

By on June 30, 2016 in Theology with 1 Comment

It was probably the most frustrating conversation I’d had since the time I tried to explain how I forgot to snip the security tag out of my clothes and that’s what was making the alarm go off! (Another story for another day…) She was intelligent, well spoken, and passionate. She knew her stuff. She even knew a […]

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Three Issues Facing Women Today

By on June 17, 2016 in About, Culture with 1 Comment

Growing up in the McCoy household I was known for being what I like to call “domestically challenged.” My attempts to be Martha Stewart often ended up more like the children’s story heroine, Amelia Bedelia! (Remember those books?) There was the time I folded and put away the dirty laundry. The time I unloaded and […]

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Monica: The Mother Who Never Stopped Praying

By on March 17, 2016 in Women's History with 0 Comments

Probably the one person from the early centuries of the Church who influenced later Church history more than any other was Augustine (430), who became Bishop of Hippo in North Africa. Augustine himself, however, recognized that to a great degree his Christian faith was an answer to the prayers of his mother Monica.  Most of […]

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Can We Be Christian Feminists?

By on November 19, 2015 in Feminism, Theology with 9 Comments

Feminism has been getting a facelift lately. From Beyonce’s 2014 VMA performance, to Emma Watson’s U.N. “He for She” campaign, women are identifying themselves as feminists to champion a broad umbrella of issues. Essentially, being pro-women is considered synonymous with feminism. It’s occurring among evangelical Christians, too. Earlier this year, the millennial-oriented, faith-and-culture publication, Relevant […]

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Wombs For Sale: The Next Debate in Same-Sex Marriage

By on August 27, 2015 in Culture, Women's Issues with 4 Comments

In the aftermath of legalized same-sex marriage, Americans may soon face a new ethical dilemma: commercial surrogacy. As Christopher White reports in his article on The Public Discourse, Surrogacy and Same-Sex Marriage: A Tale of Two Countries, the issue of “marriage equality” is morphing into the question of “family equality.” As White observes, “While many […]

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An Interview with Michelle Myers

By on June 15, 2015 in Education, Ministry with 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: Michelle Myers is wife, mom, pastor’s wife, fitness and nutrition coach, entrepreneur, and minister to women. But if that weren’t enough hats to wear, Michelle is also a dynamic encourager and a faithful friend. When I think of women who have used their theological education in creative ways, I always think of Michelle. Here’s just a snapshot […]

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