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Imma Let You Finish But: The Problem with Interrupting Mary

A few days ago writer D.L. Mayfield wrote in The Washington Post about the power of Mary's Magnificat -- and the all-too-common silencing of Mary, particularly in white evangelical environments. When it comes to the Magnificat, the song proclaimed by Mary while she was pregnant with Jesus, today's public usages of the passage often end… Continue reading Imma Let You Finish But: The Problem with Interrupting Mary

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cultural issues, mental health & wellness, personal, spiritual

Nevertheless She Persisted

In January she watched as women's marches took over downtowns around the world, complete with pink pussy hats and witty posters and various sorts of ideological disagreements. In February she started hearing the catch phrase, based on Sen. Elizabeth Warren's experience of being silenced mid-speech: "She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless she… Continue reading Nevertheless She Persisted

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On This International Women’s Day

On this International Women's Day, I am blessed to be in a divinity school where around 50% of my classmates are women and, coincidentally, this semester 100% of my professors are women. This year, I have seen some great women (and some great men!) teach, preach, administer sacraments, and lead all manner of things. As… Continue reading On This International Women’s Day

church, cultural issues, ministry, spiritual, stories

Where Are All the Women?

As a writer and as a person, I like stories. I don't really like conflict and controversy and issues. So here's some stories about an issue that's been on my mind lately. Scene One. I was recently tasked with drafting a list of 25-75 "Christian thought and culture leaders" to invite to a film screening. Think worship &… Continue reading Where Are All the Women?