Author: Victoria Farmer

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…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode # 107: Ophelia

Knowing What we talk about when we talk about Ophelia Reviving Ophelia Paintings mentioned: Hughes (1865), Waterhouse (first version 1885), Millais (1852) Reading Ophelia by Lisa Klein Film dir. Claire McCarthy Shakespeare’s Hamlet in an Era of Textual Exhaustion (we discuss Ch. 11) Passing On The Lumineers’ “Ophelia” Packer’s Women of Will Klein’s Lady Macbeth’s…

A Christian Feminist Podcast tribute to Rachel Held Evans

Like many people  of faith all over the world, we at the Christian Feminist Podcast were saddened when author and speaker Rachel Held Evans’ standard hospital stay turned into a medically induced coma, and overwhelmed with grief upon receiving news of her untimely death on May 4, 2019. We share Rachel’s commitment to modeling a…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode # 103: Emily Dickinson

This episode is sponsored by the NRSV Comfort Print Bible, from Zondervan. Knowing A short biography, with excerpts from Encyclopedia Brittanica Online Our experiences with Dickinson”s work Reading “Because I could not stop for Death“ “My life had stood — a loaded gun“ “Tell all the truth but tell it Slant“ “I died for Beauty“…

Christian Humanist Profiles 157: Kathy Barbini

Stream or download this episode In our current political moment, much of the broader secular world uses the word “Evangelical” as a shortcut to encompass a number of other identifiers–white, probably  at least middle-class, Republican, and someone with a belief in traditional gender roles and what it is to be masculine and what is to…

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode #96: Recommendations

Our listeners voted in a Facebook poll and picked the categories covered here. Thanks to everyone who participated! Historical Christian Feminists Victoria: St. Teresa of Avila and Flannery O’Connor Christina: Julian of Norwich and Angelina Grimké Leah: Susan La Flesche and Coretta Scott King Podcasts Victoria: The Anthropocene Reviewed (esp. “Googling Strangers and Kentucky Bluegrass”…