His Wisdom for Her World

Katie McCoy

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

Can We Be Christian Feminists?

By on November 19, 2015 in Feminism, Theology with 11 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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Are You Persuading or Are You Polarizing?

By on May 19, 2015 in Culture, Personal Growth with 3 Comments

When it comes to sharing your beliefs and opinions, are you persuasive or are you polarizing? In my personal experience, it’s easy to get them confused. Sometimes we think that zinger of a Facebook post or that Twitter tirade is championing a cause, when in reality, all we really accomplish is alienating those who disagree. […]

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Debunking The Purity Myth

By on May 14, 2015 in Culture, Feminism, Sexuality with 6 Comments

“There is a moral panic in America over young women’s sexuality and it’s been breathing new life into a very old idea,” claims Jessica Valenti, founder of Feministing.com and author of The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women. Dubbed the “poster-girl for third-wave feminism,” Valenti claims that today’s abstinence-only movement tells […]

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You = Woman of Influence

By on March 19, 2015 in Biblical Womanhood with 1 Comment

Last fall I got to lead a study on biblical womanhood with a fabulous group of student wives. As we looked at everything the Bible has to say about being a woman, a definite pattern emerged. In the lives of all the individual women we read about, there was one theme running through the pages […]

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What Does the Bible Say About Sexual Assault?

By on February 5, 2015 in Culture, Women's Issues with 21 Comments

Never before has the issue of sexual assault against women seemed so ubiquitous. Last week, a Nashville jury convicted two Vanderbilt University students of aggravated rape and aggravated sexual battery when they assaulted a student in a dorm room in 2013. Amid widespread campus sexual assault, 80% of which goes unreported, many hope this strong […]

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Christmas from Genesis to Revelation

By on December 25, 2014 in Holiday with 0 Comments

The Church and The Transgender Next Door

By on July 31, 2014 in BW Statement, Gender with 0 Comments

Gender – We believe that gender is God-given, not socially constructed or self-determined; that gender distinctions are rooted in creation and manifested in biological differences, transcending social customs and cultural stereotypes; that being created as a woman is an essential aspect of our identity (Gen 2:18-25; Matt 19:4; Mark 10:6). In January 2012, UK couple […]

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What Are Women Worth?

By on June 2, 2014 in BW Statement with 6 Comments

We believe that every woman has been created in the image of God and is infinitely valued by and significant to Him (Gen 1:27; Ps 139:13-16; Isa 43:6-7; Matt 19:4-9; Eph 5:31-33). What are women worth? When you value something, you protect it. God values women. And God wants women to be protected. Whenever the […]

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