Author: Victoria Farmer

The Christian Feminist Podcast, episode #167: The Proverbs 31 Woman

Knowing Why this episode Our past with the Biblical text A bit of historical background A bit of interpretation history (including Christine Yoder and Jacqueline Vayntrub) Reading Proverbs 31:10-30 Notable bits of the passage The Most Misunderstood Women of the Bible and Proverbs 31 Passing On The January chapter of The Year of Biblical Womanhood…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode #164: Rebecca

Alexis Neal, Kim Feldman, and Christina Bieber Lake discuss Daphne du Maurier’s classic gothic novel. NOTE: Due to technical and scheduling difficulties, episodes #163 and #164 are being released out of order. Episode #163, on the series Mythic Quest, will be released next week, followed by our episode on Mary deMuth’s Misunderstood Women of the…

Christian Feminist Podcast 159: Motherhood and the Virgin Mary

This episode is a little different in that Kim Feldman and Christina Bieber Lake are interviewing Victoria about her recent essay published in the November issue of Plough Quarterly entitled “Mary’s Song: What my journey with disability taught me about a God who raised up the weak and brings down the mighty.” Knowing Our relationship…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode #148: Mrs. America and the ERA

Knowing Who was Phyllis Schlafly? What is Eagle Forum? Why did we want to do this episode? A primer on the amendment process and the text of the ERA Reading “Phyllis”; “Shirley”; “Jill” Passing On My Experience as a Working Mother at Notre Dame Was Much Different From Amy Coney Barrett’s Hill Women by Cassie…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode #140: Brave New World

Knowing Our experiences with the novel Neil Postman on why the novel is applicable to our lives Some historical background: Modernism, technology, governing social narratives, and bioethics Reading How this novel compares to other 20th-c. dystopias Sexuality divorced from reproduction The specter of Shakespeare and what books do for us What do they worship in…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode # 138: Best of 2020

In this all-recommendations episode, Victoria Reynolds Farmer, Kim Feldman, and Carla Godwin discuss the things they read, watched, listened to, and thought about that made 2020 a little less of a dumpster fire. Leave your recommendations in the comments! Books: Elena Ferrante’s Neopolitan novels; Jack by Marilynne Robinson; The Grisha Trilogy; The Murderbot Diaries; The…

Christian Humanist Profiles, Episode 200: Jesus and John Wayne

Download or stream this episode Since the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States in 2016, there have been countless thinkpieces seeking to explain the cause of a political shift that, to many, seemed to come out of nowhere. Many such thinkpieces focused on the apparent hypocrisy inherent in the…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode # 131: The Highwomen

Stream or download this episode Knowing  Who are the Highwomen? Our experiences with the women of Country The Highwaymen and Outlaw Country Tomatogate Reading They’re Nobody’s Tomatoes: The Highwomen Aim To Close Country Music’s Gender Gap Is Country Music political? When? Whose politics? “Teaching was unrighteous for a girl”: The History of Violence Against Women…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode #127: Fake News

Download or stream this episode In this episode, Jessica and Victoria are joined by special guest Liz Whyte to discuss how Christians can be thoughtful news consumers. Knowing Personal experience with news industry Overview of news industry changes Brief news literacy overview Reading Biblical Principles: John 17:18, Matthew 5:13-16, Matthew 25:44-45, Proverbs 18:17 “How Should…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode #124: Theories of Christian Sexual Ethics

Download or stream this episode In this episode, Victoria, Marie, Katie, and Sarah discuss theories of Christian sexual ethics from Nadia Bolz-Weber and Lisa Sowle Cahill. Knowing Why this episode Author bios How our congregations addressed embodiment and pleasure Reading Embodiment, pleasure, and a way forward Shameless Sex, Gender, and Christian Ethics Passing On Marie…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode # 118: The Intersectional Politics of Dolly Parton

Stream or Download This Episode Knowing Why this episode now A very short bio of Dolly How we’re structuring the episode Reading Dolly’s Faith “Hello God” and “The Seeker“ “She’s Alive” from Dolly Parton’s America Dolly as LGBTQ+ Ally “Dollitics” from Dolly Parton’s America “Two Doors Down” “Two Doors Down” from Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings Dolly…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode # 116: The Magnificat

Download or stream this episode Knowing A big thanks and a warm welcome to  our guest, D.L. Mayfield! Panel intros What is the Magnificat? Our past experiences with the text Reading Diving deeper into the text itself: significant language; reaching back to the OT; connections to Jesus’ ministry Some relevant paragraphs from the Catechism of…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode #112: Carrie

Knowing The 2019 CHRN Crossover: Stephen King A brief overview of King’s work Our Carrie experiences Reading Our first periods /  how things have changed since we were young Menstruation and the female grotesque Margaret White, Fundamentalism, and sexuality Tommy and Sue vs. Billy and Christine: Is redemption possible? Passing On A Person as a Lifetime…