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Women’s Programs At Southwestern

When I began to develop a program of women’s studies, I knew that there were two foundational courses essential for every woman who wanted to pursue theological education. Biblical Theology of Womanhood was the one that every woman embra... Read More »

How We Hear Mixed Messages From Christians and Feminists

Christians and secular feminists have long been portrayed in the media as mortal enemies locked in deadly conflict on the field of battle. The reality is that these groups represent two very different worldviews so it is no wonder that thei... Read More »

“We Can Trust That God’s Word Has Spoken Clearly”

[S]ince this is a book on how feminism impacts womanhood, you might be wondering how the gospel has anything to do with feminism. You get how the gospel gives us hope in our weakness, but feminism is an ideology. How does the gospel have an... Read More »

The Puzzling Case of Maternal Feminism

Have you ever had one of those moments that left you utterly speechless? Rarely has that ever happened to me. That’s not surprising since my childhood nickname was “mouth” (I had many thoughts and opinions to offer my parents from an ... Read More »

Can We Be Christian Feminists?

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 ... Read More »

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 »

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 po... Read More »

What Do You Think of Beyoncé and the "New Feminism?"

What exactly does it mean to be a “feminist” in Hollywood these days? Beyoncé, a world-known fashion and music icon, gave a 15-minute shout out to feminism at the close of the VMS’s this past Sunday night. Just seconds after doing so... Read More »

Jesus Feminist…What’s the Big Deal?

I love a good story, don’t you? I especially love to hear the stories of women and what God has done in their lives. Let’s head outside. I want us to sit around a fire pit ringed with stones and watch the moon move over the Pacific. I w... Read More »

Why Are Women Still Unhappy?

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1963 publication of Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique, a book that served as the catalyst for the second wave of feminism in America. I still remember picking up this book in college after ... Read More »