A Ministry of Southwestern Seminary's Women's Programs

Category: Culture

ICYMI: How and Why We Must Engage in Cultural Issues

ICYMI = IN CASE YOU MISSED IT … Do you ever wonder whether or not it’s worth talking about issues in the news? It may be easy to bury our heads in the sand. But, as ministers of reconciliation, we must not be silent (2 Cor 5:11... Read More »

Three Issues Facing Women Today

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?)... Read More »

Getting a Handle on Halloween

Halloween is one of the fastest growing retail and entertainment industries, now recognized as the second largest commercial holiday in the United States. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), 157 million Americans plan to cele... Read More »

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

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 Countr... Read More »

Why We Can't Stop Unveiling the Truth Behind Planned Parenthood

Over the past few weeks the abortion debate revitalized with the release of five videos by The Center for Medical Progress, an anti-abortion group. These videos describe the gruesome selling of aborted baby organs for research. As a mother... Read More »

Why I'm Glad My Parents Didn't Let Me Choose My Gender

There is a growing trend in the world today that we see repeated in news headlines: Parents choosing to raise their child genderless or as the opposite gender, due to the child’s preference. Simply put, if a little girl says she wishes sh... Read More »

Are You Persuading or Are You Polarizing?

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 championi... Read More »

Debunking The Purity Myth

“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... Read More »

And To Think That I Saw It

When I leave home to walk to school, Dad always says to me, “Marco, Keep your eyelids up And see what you can see.” Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, penned the lines of his first book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry S... Read More »

What Does the Bible Say About Sexual Assault?

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 do... Read More »