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Pursuing the Pilgrim Principle

One of the books I’m reading at the moment is Kristin Kobes Du Mez’s A New Gospel for Women: Katherine Bushnell and the Challenge of Christian Feminism. Professor of History and Gender at Calvin College, Dr. Du Mez wrote this … Continue reading

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#MeToo Story 3: King David’s Daughter Tamar

Her Face in Her Hands:Tamar’s Story as a Blessing during #MeToo/#ChurchToo 2 Samuel 13Written by Amy Lineburg Knöttner The Patriarchal Backdrop As the first-born son, he held the the position of highest value in the family, and yet Amnon wanted … Continue reading

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#MeToo Story 2: Bathsheba

Bathsheba’s #MeToo Story and King David’s Crimes 2 Samuel 11:1—12:14; Psalm 51Written by Yeohan Ko People can see various kinds of sexual abuse in the Bible, but I think that the most horrible case is what happened to Bathsheba. She … Continue reading

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#MeToo Story 1: Hagar

A #MeToo Story Hidden in Plain Sight Genesis 16Written by Josh Macha Hagar’s experience is a #MeToo story hiding in plain sight. Hagar, Sarai’s Egyptian servant, is given to Abram as a solution to Sarai’s infertility. After laying with Abram, … Continue reading

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Confronting the Bible’s #MeToo Stories

“Women’s story is there [in the Bible] written large, though it may be hidden in the text, and finding it might be like digging for gold.” ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––Rabbi Julia Neuberger In the early days of my quest to understand the Bible’s … Continue reading

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January 6 Revisited

Yesterday, we re-witnessed—in more horrifying detail—the brutal violence of the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. It was worse than we thought, yet mercifully and thanks to Capitol Police not as bad as it might have been. It was … Continue reading

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A Call for Help!

It is every parent’s worst nightmare—that something bad will happen to one of our kids. That nightmare is happening now to a dear friend, Christian brother, and colleague of mine—known and loved by many of you. Professor Paul Louis Metzger’s … Continue reading

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The Trump Conundrum of the White Female Evangelical Voter

A huge “Thank you!” to the 80 women who responded to the survey I posted in my previous blog, “Let it rip!—Donald Trump & White Female Evangelical Voters”.  Let it be said, “They let it rip!”   Their responses were candid, heartfelt, and … Continue reading

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Let it rip!—Donald Trump & White Female Evangelical Voters

This Friday and Saturday, January 29-30, Evangelicals 4 Justice (E4J) are hosting a ZOOM conference on Race, Gender, and Christian Nationalism to discuss the Impact of Trumpism on Evangelicals.  They’ve invited me to weigh in on the impact of Trumpism on Evangelicals, specifically on “the inroads of Trumpism … Continue reading

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“If only we’re brave enough…”

Yesterday’s inauguration of President Biden introduced us to a new voice. Twenty-two-year-old Amanda Gorman, the first person to be named National Youth Poet Laureate, became the youngest poet to read her poetry at a presidential inauguration. Her poem, “The Hill … Continue reading

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