Category Archives: #MeToo

Dismantling Patriarchy and Recovering the Blessed Alliance

Just as Covid won’t go away without effective vaccines . . . . As Christians, we cannot in good conscience adequately address this global crisis of Violence Against Women without exploring causative factors that increase female vulnerability and allow violence against women to occur within our … Continue reading

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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 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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Called and Courageous Girls!

The brave little climber in this photo is my four-year-old grand-ezer. She’s the same little ezer who, this past summer at a pool here in Philly, stood in line with kids twice her size and—armed with her floaties—jumped off the diving board … Continue reading

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Trauma, Resilience, and the Church

Note: This article was originally published in the Spring 2018 issue of Cultural Encounters: A Journal for the Theology of Culture, Vol. 13, edited by Paul Louis Metzger and is reprinted here with permission.  As a young girl blessed with … Continue reading

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The #MeToo Stories of the Bible We Tend to Ignore

The NYTimes recently resurfaced the video of pastor Andy Savage’s public apology at Highpoint Church in Memphis for sexually abusing Jules Woodson when he was her youth pastor. In it, he characterized his assault as a “sexual incident.” The congregation … Continue reading

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