A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Latest Posts from Candi Finch

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.... Read More »

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 me... Read More »

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 resu... Read More »

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 whol... Read More »

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 tak... Read More »

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 Hindu... Read More »

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 scho... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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... Read More »

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 be... Read More »