Author: Katie Grubbs

Christian Feminist Podcast #143: Esther

Image above: Esther, Jean Francois Portaels, 1869 -Introductions -Why we wanted to talk about Esther Knowing -What have you been taught about Esther in the past? How have you always regarded this book? Is it a favorite, or something that you haven’t spent much time with? -Literary structure of the book and textual issues with…

Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode 129: Harriet Tubman

  -Introductions -Why this topic?   Knowing Background on the Sarah Hopkins Bradford biography of Harriet; why we read it and not a more recent biography   Reading -Harriet’s childhood -Harriet’s head injury and subsequent headaches/seizures, which is related to…. -Her visions and prophetic messages from God -Harriet and the Underground Railroad -Harriet’s Civil War…

Christian Humanist Profiles 196: The Flourishing Teacher

As every instructor knows, laboring through the school year is rewarding and, often, exhausting. Professors struggle to balance lesson planning, teaching, committee work, and advising, while still trying to eke out time for their own research. We can become so easily burned out, especially when we’ve been doing this job for years. The struggle is…

Christian Humanist Profiles 195: Recovering From Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

Stream or download this episode. In the 1980’s, facing the pressure of the feminist movement and the sexual revolution, a group of conservative Protestant pastors and thinkers banded together to champion traditional family and church structures. In 1987, they formed the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood; they published their manifesto, the Danvers Statement, in…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode #120: Nora Ephron’s You’ve Got Mail

  Katie Grubbs, Sara Klooster, and Marie Hause discuss Nora Ephron’s romantic comedy classic, You’ve Got Mail. -Introductions -Why we chose this topic   KNOWING -Background on the story of You’ve Got Mail (adaptation of a play that became like three different movies, plus a Broadway musical, etc.) -Brief sketch of Nora Ephron’s work (most…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode #117: The Hebrew Midwives of Exodus 1

-Above image is “Pharoah and the Midwives” from the Golden Haggadah, Catalonia, early 14th century (British Library) -Introductions: Victoria Reynolds Farmer, Alexis Neal, and Katie Grubbs -Why this topic? Knowing -Were you ever taught about the midwives in the past? (in children’s ministry, or from the pulpit, or in ladies’ studies) If so, what narrative…

The Christian Feminist Podcast Presents- Complementarianish #3: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

-Introductions -Background on the Film (production details, etc.) -Plot Summary -Historical Context: 1850’s Oregon -How does this story relate to Plutarch’s story of the Rape of the Sabines? -Discussion: Which brother is the most handsome? How do Milly and Adam change each other? How is religion/Christianity portrayed in this film? What role does dance have…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode #115: High Seas (Alta Mar)

Introductions Why this topic? Knowing About Alta Mar: production details Brief plot summary How we watched: How did you choose to watch the series? Dubbed in English? In Spanish? In Spanish with English subtitles? What differences might there be in our experiences based on how we consumed this show?   Reading Discussion questions, including: 1) The…

Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode #109: Beth Moore, Owen Strachan, and Women in the SBC

Episode 109: Beth Moore, Owen Strachan, and Women in the SBC -Welcome -Introductions   Knowing –Personal Background: -What experiences (if any) have you had with women speaking from the front on Sunday mornings in complementarian churches?   Reading –Katie with some general background on this kerfuffle, what the original Beth Moore tweets were, and why…

Complementarianish #2: In Defense of Martha

Katie Grubbs, Alexis Neal, and Sara Klooster examine the biblical accounts of Martha and discuss how she is characterized in the church and in the complementarian sphere. Complementarianish #2: In Defense of Martha -Introductions -The biblical accounts of Martha: ~Luke 10:38-42 and John 11:1-16: ~John 11:17-46: ~John 12:1-8: -Personal Stuff: Now that we’ve read the…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode #105: Sexism and the Teaching Profession

*Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony* Episode 105: Sexism and the Teaching Profession Katie Grubbs, Kim Feldman, and Ilia Grubbs discuss the history of the feminization of teaching, as well as how sexism still impacts the profession today. -Welcome -Introductions -Why we are doing this topic? What personal connection do we have to this…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode #100: Terry Pratchett’s Monstrous Regiment

Katie Grubbs, Jay Eldred, and Ilia Danner Grubbs celebrate Episode 100 with a discussion of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novel, Monstrous Regiment. -Welcome -Introductions -Why we are doing this book for episode 100? Knowing -Katie: Terry Pratchett bio, the publication history of Monstrous Regiment, and how it fits into the Discworld canon -Ilia: Short plot summary…

Complementarianish 1: The Christian Feminist Podcast Presents…Complementarianish

  Complementarianish #1 Introductions: Alexis Neal, Sara Klooster, and Katie Grubbs -How this series grew from Christian Feminist Podcast -Why we are doing this   READING –Jonathan Leeman’s “A Word of Empathy, Warning, and Counsel for ‘Narrow’ Complementarians” -The differences between narrow and broad complementarians -“Empathy and warning”: the risks of falling into either patriarchy…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode #97: The 14 Amazons

Katie Grubbs, Laurie Norris, and Sara Klooster discuss the 1972 Shaw Brothers wuxia film The 14 Amazons. Introductions Why discuss this movie? KNOWING -Wuxia and the Shaw Brothers -History of the legendary Mu Guiying -Brief Plot Summary of the Film READING We discuss various aspects of the film, including Santa soldiers, the bridge of people,…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode #91: The Lady Vanishes

Stream or download this episode. The Christian Feminist Podcast discusses Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes as part of the 2018 Christian Humanist Radio Network Halloween crossover. Katie Grubbs moderates a panel including Leah Henning of the CFP, Nathan Gilmour of the Christian Humanist Podcast, and Coyle Neal of the City of Man Podcast. -Introductions -Why do…